Financial Aid

Welcome to the University of Washington's Office of Student Financial Aid
Whether you attend our Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell campuses, you're in the right place to get all the information you need on qualifying for, applying for and receiving financial aid. We encourage you to explore the many scholarship, grant, loan, and work-study options available that help make paying for college as affordable as possible.


Office Hours -- Dec 22 - Jan 2
Between Mon Dec 22 and Fri Jan 2, 2015 the Financial Aid Office will have limited hours.
Mon Dec 22: in-person 9am - 5pm; phones 9am - 4:45pm
Tue Dec 23: in-person 1pm - 5pm; phones 1pm - 4:45pm
Wed Dec 24: in-person Closed; phones 9am - 1pm
Thur Dec 25: Closed - University Holiday
Fri Dec 26: in-person Closed; phones 9am - 4:45pm

Mon Dec 29: in-person 9am - 5pm; phones 9am - 4:45pm
Tue Dec 30: in-person 1pm - 5pm; phones 1pm - 4:45pm
Wed Dec 31: in-person Closed; phones 9am - 1pm
Thu Jan 1: Closed - University Holiday
Fri Jan 2: in-person 9am - 5pm; phones 9am - 4:45pm

Office Hours
The Financial Aid Office is open for in-person & phones:
Monday & Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm. Phones close at 4:45 pm daily.
** These hours are subject to change throughout the year, check our website for updated hours.**

Winter Quarter Aid Disbursement
Financial aid for Winter quarter will begin disbursing on December 31. Aid is first disbursed to your student account to pay your tuition and fees. Any remaining balance will be sent to your bank if you have signed up for direct deposit and should be available beginning January 5. For additional information on aid disbursement, see How to Receive your Financial Aid.

2015-16 Financial Aid
The 2015-16 FAFSA is available as of January 1, 2015. The UW's priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is February 28. Don't wait until the last minute - file early. You may use estimated taxes if you or your parents have not yet filed your taxes for 2014. The UW's school code is 003798.

Real Hope Act
Review details about the Real Hope Act, extending State Need Grant eligibility to some undocumented residents. The priority deadline to complete the application for 2015-16 is February 28, 2015. Additional information about this program can be found here.

Financial Aid Estimator | Net Price Calculator
Undergraduate students may use our Financial Aid Estimator | Net Price Calculator to assist in calculating estimated financial aid awards.

Financial Aid Status on MyUW
You can view your Financial Aid Status on MyUW to see your award details, accept your aid, view messages, check on the status of documents you have submitted to our office and sign up for direct deposit.

2014-15 Financial Aid
The Priority Filing Deadline for 2014-15 has passed but you may still file a FAFSA as a late applicant. Carefully read all of the information about the application process and transmit your 2014-15 FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA as soon as possible. You must list the "University of Washington-Seattle" Code #003798.

Additional Information and Videos
There are a variety of resources to help you understand the type of aid you might be eligible for and how to apply for aid. In addition, there are videos to help you complete the FAFSA and use the IRS data retrieval tool.

Direct Loan Exit Counseling
If you have borrowed a Federal Direct Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, and/or Graduate Plus loan, you are required to complete Exit Counseling when you graduate or are no longer enrolled at least half-time at the UW. For more details, see the Exit Counseling Guide.

Satisfactory Academic Progress
Review the new policies for undergraduate and graduate students. If you have questions, check with a financial aid counselor.