Student Financial Aid

Prior year budgets

For planning purposes, some families find it helpful to know the student expense budgets from the last few years as a guide to help project future year’s costs. Listed below are the last 7 years of student budgets used by our office to award financial aid.

Traditional: All single, undergraduate students without dependents (spouse or children) who are living away from parent’s home; undergraduate married students without children whose spouses are also students.

Non-Traditional: All graduate/professional students; undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled.

Seattle undergraduate students

2016-2017 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $825 $825 $825
Room/Board $3,936 $11,691 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $10,753 $10,753 $10,753
Resident Total Costs $18,193 $25,948 $29,764
Non-Resident Tuition $34,791 $34,791 $34,791
Non-Resident Total Costs $42,231 $49,986 $53,802

Notes

  • Tuition rates listed are for Seattle undergraduates. See the Office of Planning & Budgeting website for other tuition rates.
  • For Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $240 is included in the Tuition and Fees category
  • Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees
2015-2016 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,555 $11,310 $14,625
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $11,839 $11,839 $11,839
Resident Total Costs $19,279 $27,034 $31,231
Non-Resident Tuition $34,143 $34,143 $34,143
Non-Resident Total Costs $41,583 $49,338 $53,535

 

2014-2015 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,483 $10,833 $14,076
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation * $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition ** $12,394 $12,394 $12,394
Resident Total Costs $19,762 $27,112 $31,237
Non-Resident Tuition ** $33,513 $33,513 $33,513
Non-Resident Total Costs $40,881 $48,231 $52,356

* For UW-Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $228 is added to the Tuition and Fees category.

**Tuition rates are for Seattle undergraduates. Bothell and Tacoma rates vary due to fees. Beginning Winter 2015, Tacoma students are charged a mandatory fee of $180 per quarter for a new fitness center being developed with the local YMCA.

2013-2014 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,402 $10,752 $14,076
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $12,397 $12,397 $12,397
Resident Total Costs $19,684 $27,034 $31,240
Non-Resident Tuition $31,971 $31,971 $31,971
Non-Resident Total Costs $39,258 $46,608 $50,814

 

2012-2013 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,035 $1,035 $1,035
Room/Board $3,318 $9,969 $13,812
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition $12,383 $12,383 $12,383
Resident Total Costs $19,415 $26,066 $30,791
Non-Resident Tuition $29,938 $29,938 $29,938
Non-Resident Total Costs $36,970 $43,621 $48,346
2011-2012 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,035 $1,035 $1,035
Room/Board $3,318 $9,771 $13,812
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $642 $642 $1,524
Resident Tuition $10,346 $10,346 $10,346
Resident Total Costs $17,606 $24,059 $28,982
Non-Resident Tuition $27,830 $27,830 $27,830
Non-Resident Total Costs $35,090 $41,543 $46,466
2010-2011 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses
Budget Items Lives with Parents/Relative Undergrad Traditional Undergrad Non-Traditional Undergrad
Books $1,035 $1,035 $1,035
Room/Board $3,189 $9,399 $13,578
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation $642 $642 $1,524
Resident Tuition $8,701 $8,701 $8,701
Resident Total Costs $15,832 $22,042 $27,103
Non-Resident Tuition $25,329 $25,329 $25,329
Non-Resident Total Costs $32,460 $38,670 $43,731