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.
We’re here to help you figure out the approach that’s right for your family.
One-Stop financial services
Student Fiscal Services is a one-stop shop for helping your student navigate the ins and outs of paying for college. You’ll also find tax forms, due dates and deadlines, and student loan information. Tuition can be paid through your student’s MyUW account. They must submit an online Information Release Authorization to give family members or others access to tuition billing and reminders.
Paying for housing and 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.
More to explore
Assistance is available, including emergency aid for students and families affected by COVID-19. Find information about eligibility and application details by visiting the Student Financial Aid website.
Student employment and 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.
The Student Financial Aid office has tips on creating a budget, building credit, and saving money on everyday expenses.