To qualify for financial aid at the University of Washington, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be admitted to the University in a degree granting program, demonstrate financial need, not be in default on a previous student loan or owe a repayment on a grant, and be making satisfactory progress toward a degree.
To begin the financial aid process at the University of Washington, please visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid website.
For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be received by the federal application processor by the University's deadline of February 28. You must file a FAFSA every year and applications will be available online for the following year starting January 1.
For more information regarding financial aid, please contact The UW Office of Student Financial Aid.
Undergraduate Student Aid
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Funding for International Students
The University of Washington is a public institution; therefore no state or federal financial assistance is offered to international students. Students, their families, and sponsors must assume all financial responsibility for tuition and living expenses. University policy requires that an international student be fully funded (and able to show their source of support) before being admitted to the University. It is very important that applicants review the expected expenses before deciding to apply for admission.
Work-study positions from the University of Washington are not available for international students, however international students are welcome to appply for our yearly department scholarships. A current list is available on our website here. U.S. Immigration limits the amount of part-time work foreign students may do even when permission is granted. International students cannot apply for permission to work during their first year of study except in cases of extreme emergency.
The UW International Student Services website provides helpful information to international students interested in attending the University of Washington.
The Department of Architecture has a limited number of scholarships awarded to top tier candidates at the time of admissions. There is no separate application form to complete. All who submit an application are automatically considered.
Once admitted to the Department, students are eligible to apply for our annual Department Scholarships. Eligibility for these awards varies, but a majority are need-based scholarships, so a FAFSA or Financial Need Assessment Form for Non- Citizen/Permanent Residents should be completed (form provided when Call for Applications is announced). Students apply for these scholarships during winter quarter and funds are dispersed the follow autumn quarter.
Last year's list of scholarships can be found here.
The Department of Architecture employs many of our students from research assistants to exhibit coordinators. For employment in the Department of Architecture, preference is given to students who are Work-Study eligible.
To qualify for Work-Study jobs students must demonstrate financial need and have a Work-Study award as part of your overall financial aid award. To determine work-study eligibility, a FAFSA must be submitted.
All questions regarding work study eligibility should be directed to the UW Financial Aid Office.