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Parents & Families


Investing in their future

No matter who’s paying the bills, finances can be a tricky matter for UW families to navigate.

At the UW, students fund their education through a variety of means: scholarships and financial aid, student loans, family support and on- or off-campus jobs.

Please note that there are separate payment portals, one for tution and another for housing & food.

Talk with your Husky

  • Having a job on campus
  • Setting a budget and managing a checking or savings account
  • How credit and debit cards work
  • Determining who pays bills (tuition, books, entertainment, etc.)
  • Student loans, interest rates and how/when to repay them

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Paying for tuition

Student Fiscal Services processes online, check, wire, financial aid and scholarship payments for tuition. If you are helping your student pay for tuition, your student must submit an online Information Release Authorization to give family members to tuition billing and reminders. They can help with any parent loging access or payment transaction issues that you may have when paying tuition.

Student Fiscal Services

Paying for housing & food

UW housing and dining payments are made to Housing & Food Services (HFS) — by credit card on your Husky’s MyHFS homepage, by check (in person or by mail), or with Flywire for international students. Students living in residence halls can authorize family members to access their accounts and billing reminders through MyHFS. You can also deposit funds into your student’s Husky Card to pay for dining, vending machines, parking and more.

About the Husky Card


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Office of Financial Aid

This is the office that processes Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine eligibility and can help you and your student explore the many scholarship, grant, loan and work-study options available that help make paying for college as affordable as possible.

Student Financial Aid

Student employment & internships

Students can search for jobs (on campus or off) in Handshake, the UW’s online job and internship database. Offered through the Career & Internship Center, Handshake connects students with jobs and internships throughout the university and beyond.

Sign up for Handshake

Money management

The Student Financial Aid office has tips on creating a budget, building credit, and saving money on everyday expenses.

UW Money Management tool


Campus contacts

Student Fiscal Services (SFS)
Tuition Payments
Office of Student Financial Aid
Scholarships, loans, veteran benefits