Student Financial Aid

Net price calculator

The University of Washington gives out about $400 million in financial aid to undergraduate students per year. Over 52% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We know that many families are concerned about their ability to pay for college. This estimator service will give you an estimate of the type and amount of aid undergraduate students in similar financial situations as yours have received to attend the UW. This is an estimate only and NOT a promise of an award to you. Many factors go in to deciding what award a student receives and these can change from year to year, such as the funding we have available from state federal and institutional sources, the federal expected family contribution formulas, the relative amount of need of all the students at the UW, and the cost to attend the UW. When entering amounts into the estimator, please do not use commas.




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    Financial aid for DREAMers








PLEASE NOTE: to receive financial aid you must meet all eligibility criteria as defined by federal, state and institutional rules. The estimated award does not include scholarship programs at the UW. These programs consider a variety of factors including financial need.

Important information regarding your estimated cost of attendance and financial aid:

  • Your ‘Estimated Net Price’ is calculated based on the information you provided. The Net Price Calculator gives estimates of your cost of attendance and net price. These estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price. Price of attendance and financial aid availability changes year to year. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.
  • The estimates above apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students only.
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to the FASFA web page.
  • Students must meet the priority application date of January 15th to be considered for all financial aid programs. If your FAFSA is received after January 15th, you will be considered a late applicant and are only considered for limited types of aid.
  • You must list the University of Washington (federal code #003798) as one of the colleges to receive the results of your FAFSA.
  • Not all students receive financial aid. In 2016-17, over 52% of our incoming full-time freshmen students enrolling
    for college for the first time received grants or scholarships. Students may also be eligible for student loans and work-study.
  • The above estimates are not accurate for students in fee-based programs. Please contact our office and discuss your eligibility for aid if you are enrolled in one of these programs.
  • When you apply for aid, the types and amounts of aid offered depend on meeting the eligibility criteria for specific programs.
  • Any scholarship you are awarded from the UW or other sources will be used to calculate your eligibility for aid and
    may result in a revision of your financial aid award. At the UW, we use any scholarships you receive to reduce first unmet need, then loans, and then other aid if necessary.
  • The cost figures used in the calculator are a combination of direct (tuition and applicable fees) as well as indirect (allowances for room and board, books, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses).
  • The Net Price Calculator is not accurate for aid applicants with DREAMer status.