For planning purposes, some families find it helpful to know the student expense budgets from the last few years as a guide to help project future year’s costs. Listed below are the last 7 years of student budgets used by our office to award financial aid.

Traditional: All single, undergraduate students without dependents (spouse or children) who are living away from parent’s home; undergraduate married students without children whose spouses are also students.

Non-Traditional: All graduate/professional students; undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled.

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 undergraduate students

2018-2019 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 $4,152 $12,798 $15,936
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $678 $468 $1,296
Resident Tuition $11,207 $11,207 $11,207
Resident Total Costs $19,202 $27,638 $31,604
Non-Resident Tuition $36,587 $36,587 $36,587
Non-Resident Total Costs $44,582 $53,018 $56,984
2017-2018 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Traditional Undergrad* Non-Traditional Undergrad*
Textbooks & course supplies $825 $825 $825
Rent, utilities & food $4,047 $12,117 $15,051
Personal & miscellaneous $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation  $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $10,974 $10,974 $10,974
Resident Total Costs $18,525 $26,595 $30,411
Non-Resident Tuition $35,538 $35,538 $35,538
Non-Resident Total Costs $43,089 $51,159 $54,975

 

2016-2017 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $825 $825 $825
Room/Board $3,936 $11,691 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $10,753 $10,753 $10,753
Resident Total Costs $18,193 $25,948 $29,764
Non-Resident Tuition $34,791 $34,791 $34,791
Non-Resident Total Costs $42,231 $49,986 $53,802

 

2015-2016 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,555 $11,310 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $11,839 $11,839 $11,839
Resident Total Costs $19,279 $27,034 $31,231
Non-Resident Tuition $34,143 $34,143 $34,143
Non-Resident Total Costs $41,583 $49,338 $53,535