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Costs

Your student budget is the amount of money we estimate you will need for tuition, books, and living expenses for the 9-month academic year (October-June). Student budgets include only the student's educational costs; other family members' expenses cannot be included in the budget.

The figures below are subject to change each academic year. Budgets for prior years are also available.

2015-2016 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board * $3,555 $11,310 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation ** $414 $414 $1,296
       
Resident Tuition *** $12,394 $12,394 $12,394
Resident Total Costs $19,834 $27,589 $31,786
       
Non-Resident Tuition *** $33,513 $33,513 $33,513
Non-Resident Total Costs $40,953 $48,708 $52,905

* Room and board costs for Bothell and Tacoma students are: living with parents $3,483; traditional $10,833; non-traditional $14,076.

** For UW-Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $228 is added to the Tuition and Fees category.

***Tuition rates are based on 2014-15 tuition; rates for 2015-16 have not been finalized. Tuition rates are for Seattle undergraduates. Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees. Tacoma students are charged a mandatory fee of $180 per quarter for their fitness center.

Traditional: All single, undergraduate students (without dependent children) who are living away from parents' home; or undergraduate married students without children whose spouses are also students.

Non-Traditional: Undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled.

For detailed information on tuition rates, see Annual or Quarter Tuition and Fees.