Financial Aid

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 on financial aid, contact

Office of Student Financial Aid
1st Floor, Schmitz Hall
University of Washington
1410 NE Campus Pkwy
Seattle WA 98195
(206) 543-6101


Funding for International Students

The University of Washington is a public institution; therefore no state or federal financial assistance is available for international students. Students, their families, and sponsors must assume all financial responsibility for tuition and living expenses. 

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. 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.