Parents & Families

Financial Information

  • Financial Aid

  • Scholarships

  • Student Fiscal Services for Parents

We believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington.  Finances shoud not be a barrier to a world-class education. Each year about 60% of University of Washington undergraduates recieve almost $400 million in financial aid- with $250 million in scholarship and grant funds.  We have a wide array of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs to help students at all economic levels pay for their education.

Applying for Financial Aid

University of Washington students use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid.  Students should go to and follow the directions to file the FAFSA as soon after Jaunary 1 as possible, noting University of Washington, code #003798.  Students can use this code and to file their FAFSA once per year for all three of our campuses- Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma. All applications must be recieved by the federal processor by February 28 every year for priority consideration.

Although the FAFSA requests actual tax information, estimates are acceptable and may be used to meet the February 28 priority deadline. Students can still file their FAFSA after Feburary 28 and recieve funds, but will be considered for only limited types of aid.

For more information, please visit the financial aid website Student Office of Financial Aid.


The University of Washington-Seattle has many scholarship opportunities available to our students.  We provided about $19 million in scholarships to about 2700 of our undergraduate students in the past year.  These scholarships cover a wide scope of academic pursuits, musical and athletic talents as well as community service and research activities.  Our scholarship programs are highly competitive as we have more talented students than we have scholarship funds.  Many Schools and Colleges have scholarship/award programs specific to the School/College that operate independently. If your student’s School/College is not listed, your student should check with that department directly for scholarship information.

Student Fiscal Services

Student Fiscal Services offers a tuition overview and information on tuition payment  for students and parents. University of Washington tuition rates are based on grade classification, residency status, tuition tier and the total number of registered credit hours. For more information regarding tuition and fee distribution, visit the Office of Planning and Budgeting.

Student Fiscal Services for Parents provides parents with information regarding important dates and frequently asked questions.  You can also learn how your student views their online tuition statement and request authorization.