Student Financial Aid

Student budgets

Your student budget is the amount of money we estimate you will need for tuition, books, and living expenses for the 9-month academic year (October-June). Student budgets include only your educational costs; other family members’ expenses cannot be included in the budget.

The figures below are subject to change each academic year. Budgets for prior years are also available.

Seattle Undergraduate Students

2019-2020 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Living with Parents / Relative Living on / off campus Students with dependents
Textbooks & course supplies $900 $900 $900
Rent, utilities & food $4,266 $13,296 $16,560
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $678 $468 $1,296
Resident Tuition $11,465 $11,465 $11,465
Resident Total Costs $19,574 $28,394 $32,486
Non-Resident Tuition $38,166 $38,166 $38,166
Non-Resident Total Costs $46,275 $55,095 $59,187

Notes

  • See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $252 is included in the Tuition and Fees category
  • Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees

Seattle graduate & professional students

2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents / Relative Graduate / Professional
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,266 $16,560
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $1,296 $1,296
Resident Tuition $16,977 $16,977
Resident Total Costs $25,629 $37,923
Non-Resident Tuition $29,562 $29,562
Non-Resident Total Costs $38,214 $50,508

Notes

  • See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $252 is included in the Tuition and Fees category
  • Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees

Other campus budgets

Bothell campus budgets
Tacoma campus budgets