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

2020-2021 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 $4,458 $13,887 $17,316
Personal & miscellaneous $2,316 $2,316 $2,316
Transportation  $687 $471 $1,320
Resident Tuition $11,745 $11,745 $11,745
Resident Total Costs $20,106 $29,319 $33,597
Non-Resident Tuition $39,114 $39,114 $39,114
Non-Resident Total Costs $47,475 $56,688 $60,966

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

2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents / Relative Graduate / Professional
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,458 $17,316
Personal & miscellaneous $2,316 $2,316
Transportation  $1,320 $1,320
Resident Tuition $17,394 $17,394
Resident Total Costs $26,313 $39,171
Non-Resident Tuition $30,294 $30,294
Non-Resident Total Costs $39,213 $53,071

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