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

2021-2022 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 $4,725 $14,871 $18,402
Personal & miscellaneous $2,316 $2,316 $2,316
Transportation  $693 $477 $1,326
Resident Tuition $11,745* $11,745* $11,745*
Resident Total Costs $20,379 $30,309 $34,689
Non-Resident Tuition $39,114* $39,114* $39,114*
Non-Resident Total Costs $47,748 $57,678 $62,058

*Tuition is based on 2020-2021 tuition rates. Tuition rates will be updated once tuition is finalized for 2021-2022.

Notes

  • See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $258 is included in the Tuition and Fees category
  • Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees

Seattle graduate & professional students

2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents / Relative Graduate / Professional
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,752 $18,402
Personal & miscellaneous $2,316 $2,316
Transportation  $1,326 $1,326
Resident Tuition $17,394* $17,394*
Resident Total Costs $26,613 $40,263
Non-Resident Tuition $30,294* $30,294*
Non-Resident Total Costs $39,513 $53,163

*Tuition is based on 2020-2021 tuition rates. Tuition rates will be updated once tuition is finalized for 2021-2022.

Notes

  • See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $258 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