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 **
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.**

Summer 2014 Aid Disbursement
Summer quarter grant and scholarship disbursement will begin on June 18. Financial aid is disbursed to your university account with any remaining funds sent via direct deposit to your bank or as a check to your local address. Direct deposit generally takes 2-3 business days before the funds are available in your bank account. For more details on receiving aid, see How to Receive your Financial Aid.

Real Hope Act
Review details about the Real Hope Act, extending State Need Grant eligibility to some undocumented residents. If you are eligible, complete the WASFA application by May 1 to be considered on-time for State Need Grant.

2014-15 Awards
Awards for summer and the academic year (Summer 14 - Spring 15) are available. Check MyUW Financial Aid Status to see your award details, accept your aid, view messages, and check on the status of documents you have submitted to our office.

Incoming Students
You will need your UW NetID in order to access your online Financial Aid award. For information about setting up your UW NetID go to the link for the campus you will be attending: Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma.

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.

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.

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.