Office of Planning & Budgeting

Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance for First-Year Undergraduates

A printable PDF version of this page can be found here. This PDF also includes five years of trend data.

The table below shows the 2019-20 estimated expenses for first-year undergraduate students at the University of Washington’s three campuses. It reflects student fees and budgets for the regular academic year: fall, winter, and spring.

The Office of Student Financial Aid website has more information about student budgets, and other areas of the OPB website have more information on student fees and annual tuition.

2019-20 Annual Student Budget Items BOTHELL SEATTLE TACOMA
Room and Board* (traditional undergraduates) $12,636 $13,296 $11,748
Books, Personal, Transportation* $4,689 $3,633 $4,209
Annual Student Fees – Total** $1,350 $1,433 $1,428
New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee (one time)*** $330 $338 $159
Student Tech Fee $126 $114 $120
Services and Activities Fee $297 $423 $474
Student Activities Center $441
Student Activities Center Programming $66
Sports Field $90
Facilities Renovation Fee $210
Intramural Activities Building (IMA) $96
U Pass**** $252 $135
YMCA $540
Resident Undergraduate Annual Tuition $10,370 $10,370 $10,370
Non-Resident Undergraduate Annual Tuition $37,071 $37,071 $37,071


* The annual student budget for these items are based on the federal “cost of attendance” definition, which is used to determine financial aid eligibility:

** Student-led committees are responsible for all fees under this header, except NSEOF. For the NSEOF, student representatives provide support recommendations, which campus administrations weigh when developing proposals for Regental approval. Regents approve rate changes for all fees except U-PASS, which is governed by Regent-approved MOUs. Please note that many students pay fees beyond those presented here, such as course fees (which vary by discipline) and student insurance fees.

***The effective date of each new NSEOF rate varies by campus. Bothell will begin charging its new rate in Winter 2020 to students entering as part of the Winter 2020 cohort. Seattle will begin charging its new rate in Spring 2020 to students entering as part of the Fall 2020 cohort. Tacoma will begin charging its new rate in Winter 2020 to students entering in the Spring 2020 cohort.

****Tacoma’s UPASS fee of $45/quarter was first charged in Spring 2019. For UW Tacoma students residing in Thurston County, the UPASS fee is $20/quarter, or $60 for the regular academic year.