Tuition & financial aid

Tuition & Fees

Tuition CategoryResident Status2023-24 Quarterly Tuition
(flat rate for 7 to 18 credits)
2023-24 Academic Year
(3 quarters: Autumn, Winter, Spring*)
Incoming StudentResident
Continuing StudentResident

*Summer quarter tuition (elective courses) is set independently but will be approximately the same as academic quarter tuition. You can find additional information online about UW Bothell tuition and fees as well as tuition & fee assessment deadlines.

The tuition due date is always the third Friday of the quarter.

MBA students’ tuition will stay the same during their two academic years. The program can be completed in 6 or 7 quarters for (Resident Students Only), depending upon your choice of timing for electives.

You can view more tuition details in the UW’s interactive tuition dashboard.


In addition to tuition listed above, students enrolled in a UW Bothell MBA program are required to pay an annual program fee of $785.00, payable with tuition each Autumn Quarter. The fee will be used to cover expenses benefitting students enrolled in the program. It includes expenses associated with required offsite leadership courses, year-end recognition events and items, professional development activities, and miscellaneous informational meetings and program expenses throughout the year.


To be classified or reclassified as a resident, for tuition and fee purposes, a student must establish a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than educational for the period of one year immediately prior to classification as a resident.

Residency status

Note your residency status on the Enrollment Confirmation Acknowledgment you received. If you are classified as a “nonresident” and you believe you qualify for resident status, you may apply for a change of status.

Tuition exemption for Washington state employees

The Business School at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) allows limited enrollment for Washington state employees using tuition exemption. Students in the MBA Program may use tuition exemption to enroll in any but the following MBA courses:

  • B BUS 501: Leadership, Team Process & Decision Making
  • B BUS 502: Quantitative Methods and Business Statistics
  • B BUS 503: Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • B BUS 504: Economics for Business Leaders
  • B BUS 505: Financial Management
  • B BUS 506: Marketing Management
  • B BUS 512: Strategy

Learning courses, graduate-level independent study courses numbered 600, 700, and 800, or any self-sustaining/fee-based courses. Other exclusions are independent study, thesis, dissertation, research, internships, tutorials, private lessons or practicums. In addition, certain state-funded courses or programs may be excluded from the tuition exemption program on the basis of academic or fiscal considerations.

Students will be allowed to use their tuition exemption to enroll in MBA courses other than those listed above, on a space-available basis.

Tuition Exemption- Registration procedures

In order to register using tuition exemption, students should carefully follow the steps identified in UW Bothell registration guidelines. Questions regarding the procedure are to be directed to the UW Bothell Registrar.

Financial aid opportunities

View the UW Bothell financial aid page for the latest information designed to help students with their financial aid research. Generous scholarships are available for select enrolled students in amount ranging from $500 to over $5,000.

UW Bothell Financial Aid Information

See UW Financial Aid office or UW Bothell Financial Aid & Scholarships for information on the campus financial aid process.

Federal loans

Federal loans sometimes have lower interest rates and better repayment plans for students than other types of loans:


University of Washington Bothell MBA Program Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarships – Partial scholarships of varied amounts awarded annually to MBA students.
  • Don Whitney Memorial Scholarship – Annual award of variable amount for an MBA student who, in the spirit of Don Whitney, represents good academic performance, caring community service, generosity, and responsibility.

The Government Finance Officers Association Offers the Following Scholarship Programs for MBAs:

  • Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship ($4,000)
  • George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship ($10,000)
  • GFOA Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship ($3,500)

Graduate School Scholarship Research Sites

Graduate scholarships and grant opportunities are generally more competitive than undergraduate scholarship opportunities and graduate students are encouraged to widely research for opportunities.

UW Bothell contacts

Financial aid questions

UW Bothell Financial Aid Information

General international student questions

UW Bothell International Student Services

MBA prospective applicant questions

UW Bothell military benefit questions

Rosa Liu
Manager, Veteran & Military Resources Office & Disability Resources for Students
UW Bothell Veteran & Military Resources Office

Additional resources

IRS tax tips

Five Ways to Offset Education Costs

Employer tuition benefits

If your employer offers a tuition benefit for employees per calendar year, our 22-month program begins each September and takes place over 3 calendar years which may maximize your benefits.

Military benefits