Financial Aid & Scholarships

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid

Meeting the costs of an undergraduate or graduate education is a major investment for many families. It requires planning, careful decision making, and a commitment from both you and your family. We believe that students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington Bothell and that finances should not be a barrier.


Summer Quarter 2024

In order to receive financial aid for the summer quarter:

  • You must have a 2024-2025 financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) on file.
  • You must have submitted the UW Summer Aid Application found on your myUW financial aid status page.
  • You must be registered for summer classes.
  • If you want full-time financial aid then you must be registered in 12 or more credits.
  • If you register in less than 12 credits your aid will be adjusted to reflect the number of credits that you have registered for.
  • Please contact our office to let us know if you are taking less than 12 credits: uwbfaid@uw.edu

Financial aid is scheduled to begin disbursing Wednesday night, June 12th. If you notice that your aid has not disbursed, please go here for more information.

Most of your general financial aid questions can be answered by one of our representatives at our Student Services Desk during building hours OR you can speak directly with a financial aid counselor during our phone hours OR in-person support hours (see hours below).

FAFSA 2024-2025 IS OPEN!

For more information on the application process for both the FAFSA and the WASFA please go to our website at Application Steps – Office of Financial Aid (uwb.edu). Here you will see what steps are necessary to complete and submit either the FAFSA or the WASFA.

2024-25 Target Application Date: February 28, 2024

To be considered for as many aid programs as possible you will want to submit your financial aid application before our updated target application date, February 28th. Be sure to include our federal school code below. The federal school code is shared by all three UW campuses. (You can still submit your financial aid application after the priority date to be considered for federal and state aid only.)

UW Federal Code: 003798

FAFSA and WASFA for 2024-2025 is still open

  • The University of Washington’s Priority Application Date is February 28, 2024: apply by this date to be considered for our institutional grant aid.
  • You can still submit your application after February 28, 2024, to be considered for Federal and State aid only for the 2024-2025 school year (summer ’24, autumn ’24, winter ’25, and spring ’25).
  • FAFSA Form
  • WASFA application

What you need to know

Summit Hall building hours: Summer Hours

A representative is available at our Student Services Desk.
Most of your financial aid questions can be answered at the Student Services Desk.

DaysTime
Monday – Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday9 AM to 2 PM
Summit Hall-001

Financial Aid Office Phone Hours

Call 425-352-5240 and select option #3.
A Financial Aid Counselor will answer your call.

DaysTime
Monday – Friday10 AM to Noon
Monday – Friday2 PM to 4 PM

Financial Aid Counselor in-person support

Beginning June 3rd, we will continue to have limited counselors available due to the high volume of processing for the 2024-2025 financial aid awards. At least one counselor will be on-site while the other counselors are working remotely. We will not have in-person office hours during this time. The phone hours and emails will not be impacted by this temporary change in student support.


Financial Aid Counselor

The Zoom room option will be available by special arrangement only. Please utilize our phones, email, and in-person counseling.

DayTime
Special arrangement onlyWork with a counselor to arrange a time
A financial aid counselor will provide Zoom room counseling. Please click on the “Join the queue” button.


FAFSA or WASFA: Which application form do you complete?

If you are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen, then you can submit the FAFSA form and be considered for federal aid. If you are not a U.S. Citizen and you are not an eligible non-citizen, then you may be able to apply for state or institutional aid by submitting the WASFA form. To be considered for financial aid, you must complete one of the applications below.

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available to all U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens (Permanent Residents). The 2024-2025 FAFSA is an online application and is currently Available Now. The 2022 Income Tax Return/1040 information will be used on the application.

WASFA

The Washington Application for State Financial Aid is available to students who are not eligible to submit the FAFSA. The 2024-2025 WASFA is also an online application and is currently Available Now. The 2022 Income Tax Return/1040 information will be used on the application.

UW Federal Code 003798

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News & Updates

Office hours

  • We are not scheduling appointments, but you can get your general financial aid questions answered at our Student Services Desk in Summit Hall, Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm and on Friday, 9 am to 2 pm.
  • We will not be hosting any drop-in hours during the summer quarter as we focus on reviewing documents, preparing and revising financial aid awards, and other processing activities.
  • You can meet with one of our financial aid counselors via Zoom by special arrangement. Please request a Zoom appointment with one of our counselors by emailing or calling our office.
  • When you have scheduled a Zoom appointment just follow the directions below to meet with the counselor:
    • Click on the purple “Join the Queue” button found at the top of this page.
    • Log-in to Navigate with your UW NetID to drop-in during our advising hours.
    • Look for the “View Drop-in Availability” button and click.
    • You will see “Check-in success” once you are in the Navigate waiting room.
    • You will have to return to the check-in page to log into the ZOOM room.
    • You will be placed in a virtual waiting room until a counselor is available to meet with you.

If your financial aid has not disbursed check to see if:

  • You are registered in full time credits (12 credits for undergraduate or 10 credits graduate).
  • Your document review has been completed.
  • There are any holds on your account.
  • You can call during our regular phones hours to speak with a financial aid representative.
  • If you need to submit a document(s) to our office, please make use of our DocuSign option.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office immediately if your aid has not disbursed so that we can review your status.
  • You can still submit your 2024-2025 application even though it’s after the priority application date of February 28th. You will be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, the Washington College Grant/College Bound/Bridge Grant, and the Federal Direct Loans.

The Child Care Assistance Program is available

For more information on how to apply, go to our Child Care Assistance Program webpage. Students who are parents can also visit the Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Program webpage for more resources.

Student Loan Pause Extension and Debt Cancellation

Currently, the courts have issued orders to block the student debt relief program. As a result, applications are not being accepted at this time. For up-to-date information, you can learn more from the Department of Education here.

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