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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 the student's 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.

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

* For UW-Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $228 is added to the Tuition and Fees category.

**Tuition rates are for Seattle undergraduates. Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees. Beginning Winter 2015, Tacoma students will be charged a mandatory fee of $180 per quarter for a new fitness center being developed with the local YMCA.

Traditional: All 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. Registered same-sex domestic partners may request consideration for additional living costs and will need to provide information about their partner's financial resources when they make the request.

For detailed information on tuition rates, see Annual or Quarter Tuition and Fees.