University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$12,899
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,803
$30k - $48k
$6,425
$48k - $75k
$8,155
$75k - $110k
$17,045
$110k+
$23,226
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,207
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,588
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,798
Books and Supplies
$900
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$14,051
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,940
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,629
Students receiving state aid
18%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$7,991
Students receiving federal aid
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,940
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,257,000
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$12,173,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
27%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,729
Students receiving federal loans
27%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,038
Average Other Loans Per Year
$19,884
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$159

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
Freshman don't usually get much (if anything) in the way of scholarships. If you're set on the University of Washington, look for outside scholarships to cover your first year or two, and remember that once you've declared a major, departmental scholarships will start coming your way.
Madeline from Seattle, WA
I am currently paying in-state tuition, averaged at $7,692 for a typical undergraduate (compared to the $24,367 for non-residents of Washington). I feel that this is an adequate price to pay for the quality of education, awesome college experience, and prestige associated with this university.

The food on campus is mostly a bit overpriced. But it is the price you pay for its convenience. You can always eat off-campus. Seattle is deliciously diverse, but budgeting will become very important to you.

The housing... I am slightly indifferent about because it is situational. There are three paths: off-campus (with parents, own apartment, etc.), on-campus (dorms), or Greek (fraternity or sorority). Each of these has their own set of variables that can contribute to your happiness or frustration of your living situation. I have friends in all places so if you would really like to know more, feel free to send me an e-mail. I love to procrastinate my homework: [email protected]
Laura from Seattle, WA
Tuition is going up this fall of 2009, and up again in 2010. Times are tight, so there's a definite sense that the increase in tuition coupled with the decrease in professors is a bit of a jip for the students.
Jessica from Seattle, WA
Yeah, it's pretty pricey. But what I've been advised is that it doesn't matter what you're paying, it's with what you do with your time in college, no matter what college you go to. If you're on campus and you feel right, do it. You won't regret it.

The UW is ranked pretty high as a college and I know that there are great people here ready to help you learn what you need and want to know.
Janella from Everett, WA
As an out of state student, the University of Washington provides me with the education I need for a price that is worth it. There are also opportunities that students can use to save large amounts of money on purchasing anything, from food to clothes.
Ronald from Honolulu, HI
UW statistically is one of the best values for an education. It's one of the top research institutions in America, it offers unrivaled study abroad opportunities, and has a world-class faculty. All that for less than $8,000 a year in tuition!
Caitlin from Cincinnati, OH
UW offers so many loans and scholarships, that even if you're coming from out of state, tuition is totally doable. And if you need some help finding scholarships and other kinds of tuition/housing financing, drop by Schmitz or Mary Gates Hall room 120 where you can find people who are paid you help you out and are happy to do it.
Shelby from Everett, WA
You should be going here with some sort of scholarship from the state- as long as you can get half of it covered, you really won't find a better deal.
Daniel from Ridgefield, WA