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

2018-2019 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Living with Parents / Relative Living on / off campus Students with dependents
Textbooks & course supplies $900 $900 $900
Rent, utilities & food $4,152 $12,798 $15,936
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $678 $468 $1,296
Resident Tuition $11,207 $11,207 $11,207
Resident Total Costs $19,202 $27,638 $31,604
Non-Resident Tuition $36,587 $36,587 $36,587
Non-Resident Total Costs $44,582 $53,018 $56,984

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

2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents / Relative Graduate / Professional
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,152 $15,936
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $1,296 $1,296
Resident Tuition $16,287 $16,287
Resident Total Costs $24,825 $36,609
Non-Resident Tuition $28,335 $28,335
Non-Resident Total Costs $36,873 $48,657

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

Other campus budgets

Bothell campus budgets
Tacoma campus budgets