Student Financial Aid

News and Updates


January 1, 2021

WSAC Information Stimulus Checks

Washington Student Achievement Council has posted some useful information about recovery rebates (stimulus checks). For more information please see their COVID-19 page. The information about rebates (stimulus checks) can be found under the section for “non-academic resources for students”.


October 23, 2020

Release of Information

If you are inquiring on the behalf of a student, they must provide their consent before we can release information protected under FERPA regulations.  Students may authorize the release of their financial aid information on MyUW. Please contact us if you have any questions.


October 1, 2020

2021-2022 Financial Aid Applications Now Available

What you need to know Submit your FAFSA: You can file your 2021-22 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2020. UW’s priority filing date: The UW’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is January 15, 2021.  Your 2021-22 FAFSA should be received by the federal processor no later than January 15, 2021 for priority consideration of all of our aid programs….


September 30, 2020

Phishing for financial aid credentials

Cyberthieves have been sending phishing email messages tailored to steal student login credentials on financial aid websites. The emails link to phony websites to harvest login credentials for student financial aid accounts, and once the credentials are obtained, thieves change the direct deposit information, re-directing payments to their own bank accounts. Please note that these…


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

CARES Act

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.


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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