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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.

We’re here to help you figure out the approach that’s right for your family.

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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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.

Visit Fiscal Services

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.

About the Husky Card


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Financial Aid

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 Financial Aid

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.

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