In 2022, tuition for full-time University of Washington students 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 this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at University of Washington is $38,757 per year.
University of Washington is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,927 for in-state students who 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 reduced tuition for those who qualify as Washington residents.
Choosing a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to check your state's rules 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 additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Explore other Washington colleges
UW has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Washington can expect to pay around $38,757 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or UW-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UW.
Room and board at UW is $14,871 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the UW's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors 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 also have a big effect on 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 a city could be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. University of Washingtonis in a urban setting in Washington, near Seattle.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to factor in personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to UW.
What will the cost of attending UW be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,871|
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.
In 2022, 11,252 of the 36,206 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UW meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,949 a year. Around 30% of UW undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UW graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $18,241 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for UW 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 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 awarded 10,614 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $189.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.15 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 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 was $16,949 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UW seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-3,973|
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 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UW'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 offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.
Visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about UW
Tuition & Fees
Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid
Average Financial Aid Package
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.