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Tuition and Scholarships

UW tuition rates for undergraduates

Tuition rates are set annually by the University. For complete information on cost of attendance at UW Seattle, including cost of living, see academic year student budget provided by the Office of Student Financial Aid. More information on tuition fees is provided by Student Fiscal Services. 

Use the tuition dashboard to help you understand tuition and fees depending on your level, residency and more.

Scholarships for engineering undergraduates

Scholarships are available through the College of Engineering and the MSE department through a single, annual application process open from April 1 to May 1. Check College undergraduate scholarships for details on when scholarship applications are being accepted and to find the status of your application.

We strongly recommend that you complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, which will be used to determine your level of financial need. Most scholarships are need-based.

Scholarship opportunities

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) helps low- and middle-income Washington state residents earn their bachelor’s degrees in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering, math and health care. 

The NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program aims to increase retention of high-achieving, low-income students who transferred from a Washington State community college. The award will be approximately $5700/year, and will be renewable for a second year if you maintain good academic standing.

Financial aid

The UW Office of Student Financial Aid provides resources to students for various types of aid such as scholarships, grants, loans and veteran benefits. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must complete the federal student aid FAFSA application. Only U.S. students are eligible to receive federal financial aid.

The FAFSA should be received at the federal processor by January 15 for priority consideration for our aid programs for the upcoming school year. Late applications for aid are accepted, but the options for aid available will be fewer.

More resources

Fastweb is a great resource for information on scholarships and other types of aid.

International student tuition and fees

Tuition for international students is the same as the non-resident rate.

International students who wish to study in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 student visa need to provide proof of adequate financial support for one year. If you are offered admission and you decide to enroll, you will be required to submit a bank statement or letter showing proof of finances to cover the first year of tuition, living expenses, and other campus fees. Detailed instructions will be sent with the offer of admission. If the offer of admission includes funding support from the MSE department, the requirement for proof of financial support can be waived.

See the UW Office of Admissions' Money Matters and Annual Student Budget for International Students for more information on international student fees.