Financial Aid Estimator | Net Price Calculator
The University of Washington gives out about $400 million in financial
aid to undergraduate students per year. Over 60% of our students
receive some form of financial aid. We know that many families are
concerned about their ability to pay for college.
This estimator service will give you an estimate of the type and amount
of aid undergraduate students in similar financial situations as yours
have received to attend the UW. This is an estimate only and NOT
a promise of an award to you. The estimated award you will see
below is based on the aid we awarded to undergraduate students in the
2012-13 year. Many factors go in to deciding what award a student
receives and these can change from year to year, such as the funding we
have available from state, federal and institutional sources, the federal
expected family contribution formulas, the relative amount of need of all
the students at the UW, and the cost to attend the UW.
When entering amounts into the estimator, please do not use commas.
PLEASE NOTE: to receive financial aid you must meet
all eligibility criteria as defined by federal, state and institutional
The estimated award does not include scholarship programs at the UW.
These programs consider a variety of factors including financial need.
Important information regarding your estimated cost of
attendance and financial aid:
- Your ‘Estimated Net Price’ is calculated based on the information
you provided. The Net Price Calculator gives estimates of your cost of
attendance and net price. These estimates do not represent a final
determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net
price; they are only estimates based on price of attendance and financial
aid provided to students in 2012-13. Price of attendance and financial
aid availability changes year to year. These estimates shall not be
binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher
education, or the State.
- The estimates above apply to full-time, first-time
degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students only.
- Students must complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility
for Federal financial aid that includes Federal grant, loan,
or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for
Federal student aid, go to the FASFA
- Students must meet the priority application deadline of February
28th to be considered for all financial aid programs. If your FAFSA
is received after February 28th, you will be considered a late applicant
and are only considered for limited types of aid.
- You must list the University of Washington (federal code #003798)
as one of the colleges to receive the results of your FAFSA.
- Not all students receive financial aid. In 2010-11, over 33%(Seattle), 46% (Bothell), and 55% (Tacoma) of our full-time students
enrolling for college for the first time received grants. Students may
also be eligible for student loans and work-study.
- The above estimates are not accurate for students in fee-based programs. Please contact our office and
discuss your eligibility for aid if you are enrolled in one of these
- When you apply for aid, the types and amounts of aid offered depend on
meeting the eligibility criteria for specific programs.
- Any scholarship you are awarded from the UW or other sources will be
used to calculate your eligibility for aid and may result in a revision of
your financial aid award. At the UW, we use any scholarships you receive
to reduce first unmet need, then loans, and then other aid if
- The cost figures used in the calculator are a combination of direct
(tuition and applicable fees) as well as indirect (allowances for room and
board, books, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses).