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Student Financial Aid

Graduate and professional grants

The University of Washington offers a full range of grant opportunities for students who qualify. Although grant assistance is not the largest source of funds available, it is important to complete the FAFSA application in case you could be eligible for the programs below.

Grants are federal, state and institutional funds awarded on the basis of need, which do not have to be repaid. Most grant programs are from limited annual allocations and award priority is determined by financial need.

If you are attending from another state, be sure and check with your home state regarding the availability of state grants.

Graduate Tuition Exemption and Graduate University Grant programs are for graduate students in state-funded programs. These grants are not available to students in fee-based programs.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides federal grants for students who teach as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. If the teaching requirement is not fulfilled, this grant converts to an unsubsidized loan you must repay. If you are in a major that leads directly to an initial teaching certificate and are interested in this program, please visit the Teach Grant site to review the details of this program.

Please remember these are not the only sources of grant or scholarship assistance available to graduate and professional students at the University of Washington. The Graduate School and your academic department are the primary sources for this type of funding at the UW. Please check with these two sources directly for additional assistance.

Graduate and Funding Information System (GFIS) is a joint project of the Graduate School and the UW Libraries to assist in the search for general research funding. Information is available on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library, near the reference desk and online at: http://commons.lib.washington.edu/services/gfis

Hunger is a serious problem for many in our society. We want all students to have access to nutritious food and be able to concentrate on your studies instead of how you’ll get your next meal. If you are experiencing hunger—skipping or reducing meals because you can’t afford to buy food or add to your meal plan, please refer to the resources available through the university.