Office of Planning and Administration

Course Fee Information and Process


At the University of Washington Bothell course fees are a mechanism to add value to state-supported course offerings, by deepening the experience students receive, especially in laboratory and field courses where additional resources translate directly into experiential learning.

Rules governing costs that may be covered by course fees are explicitly covered in the University of Washington's Executive Order No. 44.

Why Add a Course Fee

To allow a course to provide more in-depth experiential learning not otherwise possible due to financial limitations.

How to submit a Course Fee

Complete the Course Fee Request Form (a Word version is also available). Follow these guideline when filling out the form:

  1. Follow instructions on the form
  2. Document all allowable expenses and estimate the per student costs
  3. Have Dean of the School approve and sign document
  4. Send to: Kendra Yoshimoto (, Becky Collord (, Rachael Gilchrist (

Course Fee Approval Process

UW Bothell has a standard approval process for all course fees. The School submits a course fee request which includes the Dean's signature approval, followed by a Fiscal and Audit Services, ASUWB review, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the Chancellor approval. If the new fee request is greater than $50 or an existing fee increase is greater than 10%, the Provost must approve. 

Course Fee Deadlines

To ensure that your new or existing course fee request is approved prior to registration, please adhere to the following approximate deadlines set forth by the course fee administrator.

Autumn Quarter - April 1
Winter Quarter - September 15
Spring Quarter - December 15
Summer Quarter - March 1


Please contact Rachael Gilchrist at or 425-352-3620.