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We believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the UW. Explore the total cost of attendance, tuition payment schedule, financial aid and scholarships.

Total Cost of Attendance

The UW is consistently ranked as a best value in higher education. Most recently, the UW ranked No. 7 in Kiplinger’s 2018 Best Values in Public Colleges.

Please review the total cost of attendance for the 2019-20 academic year. Tuition and fees are an estimate; they will be finalized later this spring.

Tuition payments

What is tuition?

Tuition is your cost for attending the UW. Tuition usually covers the charges for course registration. Some courses, however, have extra expenses (such as lab fees), and in such cases, the UW may charge additional fees to cover the added instructional costs. All costs are subject to change.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is due quarterly by Friday of the third week of the quarter.

Quarter Tuition due
Winter 2020 January 24, 2020
Spring 2020 April 17, 2020
Autumn 2020 October 16, 2020

How do I pay?

Wait for an official tuition bill. It will arrive in the form of an email in your UW account (for example, newhusky97@uw.edu), reminding you to check your tuition statement on MyUW.

At any time, you may find your current balance and check the status of your financial aid award using MyUW Personal Services.

Who can see my account?

You may authorize online access to your statement for one or two additional people (for example, parents). To authorize, go to your MyUW tuition statement and use the Information Release Authorization link. If you do not authorize access, only you can see your account.

Financial 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. Visit the financial aid website.

International students in the U.S. with an F-1 visa or any other type of non-immigrant visa, are not eligible for financial aid.

Filing the FAFSA

To be considered for all types of financial aid, U.S. students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial aid priority date

January 15 is the financial aid priority date for new and continuing students. Apply now if you haven’t done so already.


The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships appropriate to their goals. OMSFA:

  • Provides information and resources to increase student awareness of the scholarship search and application process via workshops, events, online resources, and individual advising.
  • Mentors students through an intense process by offering resources, advising, and individual feedback which result in competitive applications for local and national scholarships.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to identify and support potential student scholars.


Residence classification

Your classification as a resident of Washington state, non-resident of Washington state, or international student determines the tuition you pay as a UW student.

Note your residency status on your offer letter. If you have questions about residency classification or wish to apply for a change in your status, please review the understanding Washington state residency page.