Tuition & Fees


The tuition rate for Autumn 2020 – Summer 2021 is:
$837 per credit

Minimum credits required for the Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering degree (MS CSSE): 46-49

Minimum credits required for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (MS CSE): 46-49

Minimum credits required for the Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development (GCSDD): 18

All Graduate Programs offered by the CSS Division at UW Bothell are fee-based. To learn more about fee-based degrees offered at the University of Washington, please visit Please note that state and UW Empolyee tuition exemption program does not apply.

Students pay instructional fees course-by-course, quarter-by-quarter, at the beginning of each quarter. Course costs listed above do not include additional fees or the cost of textbooks and materials.

Additional Fees

Student Technology Fee

The Student Technology Fee is designed to provide funds for the improvement of technology used by students at UW Bothell. The UW Bothell Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) determines the expenditures of the fee. Students of UW Bothell lead the committee and the committee allocates money for technology resources for general student use, pursuant to RCW 28B.15.051 and the agreement between the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), and the Board of Regents. The student technology fee is on average $40 per quarter.

Services & Activities Fee

Services and Activities Fees are derived from a portion of students'; quarterly tuition and are mandated by state law to be spent on student activities and programs. The money is allocated by a committee of students appointed by the Chancellor. Funded programs include (but are not limited to) student government, the student newspaper, Career Services, etc. The student services and activities fee is on average $108 per quarter.

Financial Aid

Students in all fee-based programs, including this degree, are ineligible for the tuition exemption program, institutional tuition waivers or the Undergraduate/Graduate University Grant programs, including the Husky Promise program. Some students, dependant on financial status, may be eligible for Department of Education Loans, and are encouraged to start the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) as early as possible. For more information, click here.


For information regarding UW Bothell Graduate Student scholarships, please see the Merit Scholarships and Fellowships for UWB Graduate Students PDF (400 KB).