Student Finances

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Meeting the costs of an undergraduate and 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 students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington Bothell. Finances should not be a barrier.

Tuition and Fees

When you register for courses at the University of Washington, you are obligated to pay the associated tuition and related fees for those classes unless you officially drop your classes by the end of the first week of the quarter. You are billed tuition based on the number of credit hours, including audit courses, that you are registered for at the beginning of the quarter.


Payment for parking at UW Bothell is required 24/7 and is payable in advance at pay stations or you can purchase a parking permit. Or you can activate your U-PASS, which is your ticket to ride Metro, Community Transit and Sound Transit service anytime, anywhere.

UW Bothell Financial Aid

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is available to assist you in finding resources to finance your UW Bothell education. Aid is available in the forms of grants, loans, work-study funds, and scholarships.

Applying for Aid
To receive financial aid, you must apply. After the application process is complete, you will receive your award letter indicating what financial assistance you might qualify for. This page offers applications steps and information on eligibility, important dates, and how to accept your financial aid award.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
To be considered for any type of federal financial aid you must complete the FAFSA. When applying for aid, make sure you list the “University of Washington” Code #003798.

Make sure you apply by the priority deadline as it applies to the whole year. Funds are “first come first serve”, the financial aid office will do their best to meet your financial needs, but that first priority goes to those who complete their application by the priority deadline.

Financial Aid Forms
Forms available for appeals, verification, and revision requests. These forms can be difficult to understand, please contact the financial aid office if you have any questions as corrections to your forms will delay the processing of your award.

Available Grants

Grants are federal, state and institutional funds awarded on the basis of need which do not have to be repaid. Most grant programs are from limited annual allocations and award priority is determined by financial need.


Scholarships are available to students based on number of factors including: financial need, experience, and majors. It is important to research scholarships or fellowships that may fit your individual need and apply for them, as they are an excellent opportunity to fund your academics offsetting the need for student loans.

Work Study

Work Study is need-based financial aid programs that give students the opportunity to work part-time while going to school. Work Study students can therefore find jobs and may be able to keep their loan debt down by earning part of their aid eligibility, rather than borrowing more loans.

How to Apply for Work Study Positions?

  • Search the Job Postings on the UW Work Study site, search “Bothell Campus”.
  • As a work study eligible student, you are eligible for both work study and non work study positions. To find other on-campus positions, take a look at the Job Postings on the UW Bothell Career Services website.

Student Loans

Student Loans are financial obligations that must be repaid. Pay careful attention to the terms and conditions of any loan you accept to help pay for school. Do not borrow more than you need or can repay comfortably after leaving school.

Managing Your Money

Learning to manage your finances while in college can help you to master the art once you have left college. Living like a student while you are in school will ensure that you don’t have to live like one once you have left. This site provides very useful information on managing and maintaining your finances.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What I need to do to get financial aid at University of Washington?
  2. How do I find out what I am receiving in financial aid?
  3. I got my financial aid offer. What’s next?
  4. What if my financial aid is not enough to cover my tuition?