Student Financial Aid


July 2, 2020

July 2020 Hours

Financial aid counselors are available by phone or email, and all other services remain available. In-person advising however, has been suspended. Please note that due to high phone call volume, you may experience longer than normal wait times, and we encourage you to send your questions via email to our counselors at Office Hours…

June 16, 2020

Summer 2020 Direct Loan Disbursements

Direct loans for Summer 2020 will begin disbursing on July 1, 2020, due to a decrease in the interest rates. Please review our Disbursement and Loans web pages for additional details. Short-term loans are available if the delay will cause a hardship. The $30 service charge for a short-term loan will be waived, but will…

June 5, 2020

COVID-19: Financial Aid FAQs

Can I use my financial aid for on-line courses? Financial aid eligibility does not change due to the conversion of in-person courses to on-line courses. For on-line courses to count for financial aid, the courses need to start and stop on the scheduled dates of the quarter as indicated on the UW academic calendar.  It…

May 19, 2020

Phishing Scams – CARES Funding

Phishing emails are being received regarding CARES funding, do not provide personal information like your Social Security number or bank account information. You should only provide or update personal information through MyUW. The UW will use the information you have provided in MyUW to communicate with you or disburse aid to you. For more information…

April 23, 2020


For information about CARES Act and frequently asked questions, please see our CARES Act page.

Emergency Aid

We understand life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid to support currently enrolled UW students.

April 22, 2020

Net Price Calculator

University of Washington undergraduates receive about $400 million in financial aid per year. Over 60% of our undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. We know that many families are concerned about their ability to pay for college. Click here for more information.

Glossary of Terms

The is a glossary of common terms used on award notices by schools nationwide. This information my help you compare award notices you receive from different schools. Click here for more information.

April 1, 2020

Summer 2020 Application is now available

The Summer 2020 Application is now available.  We recommend you file the summer aid application by May 15 for priority processing. Normal processing time for Summer Quarter aid can take up to eight weeks depending upon when you submitted your FAFSA and if additional information is needed to evaluate your eligibility. For more information please…

June 24, 2019

MyUW Financial Aid Status video tutorial

Here is a link to the latest MyUW Financial Aid Status Video Tutorial on how to navigate the financial aid status tab on MyUW.  

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