Complete the FAFSA each year by January 15 to be considered for priority financial aid.
DREAMers: HB 1079 / DACA students should complete the WASFA by January 15th also.


Key dates and deadlines

Explore a list of key financial aid dates and deadlines that you should be aware of.

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Application process

University of Washington students use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid.

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Award process

We start awarding in the spring before the next academic year begins. Check your UW email for your award notice.

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Maintain eligibility

Once you have been awarded your financial aid, you must meet certain eligibility requirements to keep it.

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Summer quarter

Summer Quarter is the first quarter of the academic year. Aid is available, but the types and amounts of are limited.

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