Student Financial Aid

Types of aid

The University of Washington helps make your university education affordable by providing financial assistance in a number of areas — from grants and loans to scholarships and work-study opportunities. Whatever level of aid you require, you’re sure to find it here.



The University of Washington-Seattle has many scholarship opportunities available to our students. We provided about $20 million in scholarships to about 3000 of our undergraduate students in the past year.

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The University of Washington offers various federal, state and university grant opportunities for students who qualify.

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Work study

The Federal Work Study and state sponsored Washington State Work Study Programs give you the opportunity to work part-time while going to school.

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Student loans

The University of Washington participates in the major federal student loan programs to give our students the full range of options available for paying for college.

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Childcare assistance

The Childcare Assistance Program is designed to assist UW Seattle Campus students in covering the costs of licensed childcare for their children while enrolled in an eligible program of study.

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Veterans benefits

The Veterans Education Benefits office staff provides students with information about VA educational benefits, certifies GI BillĀ® benefits, and answers questions about financial aid.

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Other assistance

In addition to University of Washington resources, there are a number of community resources available to help students.

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