Tuition Rates

The following tuition rates for the 2017 - 2018 academic year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters) include the Services and Activities Fee and the Technology Fee:

In-state and out of state tuition
  Washington Residents Non-residents
Quarterly Full-time Tuition 7-18 credits $5,532 $9,613
Academic Year Tuition (for 2016-2018 cohort)
(Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters combined)

Total Tuition (for 12 month, 45 credit curriculum)

$22,2128 $38,452
Per-credit Tuition 2-6 credits 2 cr: $1,582
3 cr: $2,372
4 cr: $3,162
5 cr: $3,952
6 cr: $4,742
2 cr: $2,748
3 cr: $4,121
4 cr: $5,494
5 cr: $6,867
6 cr: $8,240

Note: Tuition rates are expected to increase 2-3% for 2018 - 2019, pending decisions by the University of Washington Regents. 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: BPOLST 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 506, 508, 520, 598*; BCULST 500, 501, 502, 510, 511, 512, 520, 598, 599.

* For new Policy Studies curriculum, implemented Autumn 2017 and forward, excluded courses will include BPOLST 509, 510, 511, 513, 515, and 594.

Additional details on the Tuition Exemption program are here.