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 Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $825 $825 $825
Room/Board  $4,047 $12,117 $15,051
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $10,946* $10,946* $10,946*
Resident Total Costs $18,497 $26,567 $30,383
Non-Resident Tuition $35,465* $35,465* $35,465*
Non-Resident Total Costs $43,016 $51,086 $54,902

Notes

  • *Tuition rates listed are estimates for Seattle undergraduates.  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 Commuter Traditional Graduate / Professional
Books $825 $825
Room/Board  $4,047 $15,051
Personal $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $1,296 $1,296
Resident Tuition $16,266* $16,266*
Resident Total Costs $24,699 $35,703
Non-Resident Tuition $28,314* $28,314*
Non-Resident Total Costs $36,747 $47,751

Notes

  • *Tuition rates listed are estimates for Seattle Tier 1 graduates. 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

Commuter: 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