Student Financial Aid

Student budgets

Your student budget is the amount of money we estimate you will need for tuition, books, and living expenses for the 9-month academic year (October-June). Student budgets include only your educational costs; other family members’ expenses cannot be included in the budget.

The figures below are subject to change each academic year. Budgets for prior years are also available.

Seattle undergraduate students

2017-2018 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Traditional Undergrad* Non-Traditional Undergrad*
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,047 $12,117 $15,051
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $10,974 $10,974 $10,974
Resident Total Costs $18,525 $26,595 $30,411
Non-Resident Tuition $35,538 $35,538 $35,538
Non-Resident Total Costs $43,089 $51,159 $54,975

Notes

  • See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $252 is included in the Tuition and Fees category
  • Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees

Seattle graduate & professional students

2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Traditional Graduate / Professional*
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,047 $15,051
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $1,296 $1,296
Resident Tuition $16,272 $16,272
Resident Total Costs $24,705 $35,709
Non-Resident Tuition $28,320 $28,320
Non-Resident Total Costs $36,753 $47,757

Notes

  • See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $252 is included in the Tuition and Fees category
  • Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees

Definitions

Undergraduate

Lives with parents or relatives: Single undergraduate students who are living with parents or relatives

*Traditional:Single, undergraduate students (without dependent children) who are living away from parents’ home; or undergraduate married students without children whose spouses are also students.

*Non-traditional: Undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled.

Graduate / Professional

Lives with parents or relatives: All single, graduate students who are living at their parents’ or other relatives’ home.

*Traditional: All graduate student not living at parents’ or relatives’ home.

Other campus budgets

Bothell campus budgets
Tacoma campus budgets