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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships & financial aid

Financing your UW education is an important consideration faced by both domestic and international students. The University of Washington offers a variety of scholarships and other means of financial aid to assist in the cost of attendance, but for international students, there are additional complexities related to getting financial assistance.

Seeking financial support as an international student

The UW Office of Student Financial Aid does not offer any type of scholarship, grant or other form of aid to international students studying in the U.S. However, there are other ways for international students to fund their studies.

There may be funding support offered by your own government, or by other organizations, corporations or institutions. Additionally, your academic department may have information regarding specific scholarships and/or funding options available for its majors and minors.

Remember to give yourself plenty of time to research and apply for scholarships, as they tend to be competitive.

Lean More about Financial Assistance for International Students

Seeking financial support as a domestic student

The UW Office of Student Financial Aid offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships for domestic students. These scholarships award service work, research, music, athletics and a variety of academic pursuits. A couple examples include:

  • Academic Scholarships are available to undergraduates who are Washington state residents. These scholarships are funded by private donors and are awarded to approximately 600 students per year who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and financial need.
  • The Purple and Gold Scholarship is awarded to out-of-state domestic students, and considers academics as well as activities, achievements, leadership and socio-economic factors.

Learn More About Domestic Undergraduate Scholarships