Student Financial Aid

Prior year budgets

For planning purposes, some families find it helpful to know the student expense budgets from the last few years as a guide to help project future year’s costs. Listed below are the last 7 years of student budgets used by our office to award financial aid.

Traditional: All single, undergraduate students without dependents (spouse or children) who are living away from parent’s home; undergraduate married students without children whose spouses are also students.

Non-Traditional: All graduate/professional students; undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled.

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
2016-2017 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses

Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $825 $825 $825
Room/Board $3,936 $11,691 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $10,753 $10,753 $10,753
Resident Total Costs $18,193 $25,948 $29,764
Non-Resident Tuition $34,791 $34,791 $34,791
Non-Resident Total Costs $42,231 $49,986 $53,802

 

2015-2016 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses

Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,555 $11,310 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $11,839 $11,839 $11,839
Resident Total Costs $19,279 $27,034 $31,231
Non-Resident Tuition $34,143 $34,143 $34,143
Non-Resident Total Costs $41,583 $49,338 $53,535
 

2014-2015 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses

Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,483 $10,833 $14,076
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $12,394 $12,394 $12,394
Resident Total Costs $19,762 $27,112 $31,237
Non-Resident Tuition ** $33,513 $33,513 $33,513
Non-Resident Total Costs $40,881 $48,231 $52,356

 

2013-2014 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses

Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,402 $10,752 $14,076
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $12,397 $12,397 $12,397
Resident Total Costs $19,684 $27,034 $31,240
Non-Resident Tuition $31,971 $31,971 $31,971
Non-Resident Total Costs $39,258 $46,608 $50,814
 

2012-2013 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses

Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,035 $1,035 $1,035
Room/Board $3,318 $9,969 $13,812
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $12,383 $12,383 $12,383
Resident Total Costs $19,415 $26,066 $30,791
Non-Resident Tuition $29,938 $29,938 $29,938
Non-Resident Total Costs $36,970 $43,621 $48,346
 

2011-2012 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses

Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,035 $1,035 $1,035
Room/Board $3,318 $9,771 $13,812
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $642 $642 $1,524
Resident Tuition $10,346 $10,346 $10,346
Resident Total Costs $17,606 $24,059 $28,982
Non-Resident Tuition $27,830 $27,830 $27,830
Non-Resident Total Costs $35,090 $41,543 $46,466