Tuition Rates

The following tuition rates for the 2019-2020 academic year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters) include the Services and Activities Fee and the Technology Fee:

Tuition Breakdown Washington Residents Non-residents
Quarterly Full-time Tuition 7 - 18 credits  $5,634  $9,829
Academic Year Tuition
(Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters combined)



Per-credit Tuition 2 credits $1,609 $2,809
Per-credit Tuition 3 credits $2,414 $4,213
Per-credit Tuition 4 credits $3,219 $5,617
Per-credit Tuition 5 credits $4,024 $7,021
Per-credit Tuition 6 credits $4,829 $8,425

Note: tuition rates may increase for 2020-21. Details will be posted here and on the UW Bothell tuition page when they become available.

Funding assistance may be available. Applicants to the University of Washington should use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid. You can apply online at Contact the UW Bothell Financial AIS Office at or 425.352.5326 for more information.

A limited number of scholarships may be available to incoming students. Please see our Program Funding page for details.

Washington State Residency

Washington State residency guidelines are established by legislation.

In order for University of Washington students to be considered residents for tuition purposes, they first must be able to prove that they are U.S. citizens, have U.S. permanent resident cards, or have a qualifying visa.

To be classified or reclassified as residents, for tuition and fee purposes, students must establish a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than education for the period of one year immediately prior to classification as residents.

Please consult the University of Washington Residency Office web site for complete information on how to apply for Washington State residency.

Tuition Exemption

Eligible students may use the Tuition Exemption program to enroll in BPOLST (Policy Studies) and BCULST (Cultural Studies) elective courses on a space‐available basis, but may not use the program to enroll in any of the following core courses, directed research, or internships: BCULST 500, 501, 502, 510, 511, 512, 520, 598, 599.

Additional details on the Tuition Exemption program are here.