In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Washington, Tacoma was $10,927 a year for in-state students and $38,757 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you're done with college.
International students can expect to pay 38,757 per year for tuition at University of Washington, Tacoma.
University of Washington, Tacoma is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,927 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Washington residents can expect to pay 38,757 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Washington residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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UW Tacoma has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Washington, Tacoma usually pay around $38,757 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UW Tacoma.
Room and board at UW Tacoma is $14,220 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the UW Tacoma's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area can be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. University of Washington, Tacomais located in a urban setting in Washington, near Seattle.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending UW Tacoma.
What will the cost of attending UW Tacoma be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,220|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of University of Washington, Tacoma undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 2,672 of the 4,327 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UW Tacoma meets 68.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,362 a year. Around 39% of UW Tacoma undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UW Tacoma graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $15,895 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for UW Tacoma Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UW Tacoma financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, UW Tacoma awarded 2,581 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $42.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.42 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UW Tacoma students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UW Tacoma was $14,362 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UW Tacoma seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-1,266|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending UW Tacoma really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UW Tacoma's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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