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.

Spring Quarter 2024

Spring quarter financial aid is scheduled to begin disbursing on March 20, 2024. Your financial aid will pay directly towards your spring quarter tuition (and UW Bothell housing if you reside in Summit Hall). 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, in-person support hours (see hours below).

FAFSA 2024-2025 IS OPEN!

  • The FAFSA application and delivery system is changing for the 2024-2025 school year. As a result, the FAFSA form was not made available until December 31, 2023.
  • We understand that the Department of Education’s delays and technical issues can cause concern for you and your family. We want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation and staying informed of any other possible delays or issues with the 2024-2025 FAFSA.
  • The target priority application date is February 28, 2024. Submit your application as early as possible to be considered for institutional aid.
  • Due to the FAFSA delays, the Office of Student Financial Aid will internally adjust our priority target date to include students who were unable to start their FAFSA by February 28th.
    • Please be assured that we will work with to consider your application “on-time”.
    • This may mean that you will have to submit a Priority Application Appeal form. Stay in contact with our office if you are concerned about your application date.
  • We ask that you complete your FAFSA as soon as possible so that we can prepare an award for you as soon as possible.
  • FAFSA Form
  • Watch “Preparing for the FAFSA form” playlist to understand what information and documents you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA form.
  • The 2022 income information will be used on the 2024-2025 application.
  • Be sure to create your FSA ID if you do not already have one.
  • Be sure that your contributors each create their own FSA ID as well. Even if a contributor does not have a Social Security number, they will be able to and will need to create FSA ID when the 2024-2025 form goes live.
  • Contributor is a new term being introduced for the 2024-2025 FAFSA form. A contributor is anyone (you, your spouse, your biological or adoptive parent, your parent’s spouse) who is required to provide information on the FAFSA form, sign the FAFSA form, and provide consent to have their federal tax information transferred directly from the IRS into the FAFSA form.
  • My contributor does not have an SSN and cannot complete the FSA ID and FAFSA. What should we do? With the changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA all contributors are now required to create an FSA ID, including contributors without an SSN. Unfortunately, this process is not working properly, and families have not been able to access the 2024-25 FAFSA.
  • The Department of Education is working on resolving this issue for the contributors without an SSN. We ask that students wait until the process has been fixed to file the FAFSA electronically. Paper FAFSAs will not be processed until after the electronic submissions are processed, thus the processing of the paper FAFSA applications will cause a delay. We encourage students to wait and complete the FAFSA online.
  • We will continue to monitor this situation. We will also adjust our internal process to accommodate students who experienced difficulties completing the FAFSA by February 28th.
  • For more detailed information on who a contributor is please see this page.
  • Watch this video “Who Is a Contributor on the 2024-25 FAFSA Form?” for more details.

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 2023-2024 is still open

  • The University of Washington’s Priority Application Date is January 15, 2023: apply by this date to be considered for our institutional grant aid.
  • You can still submit your application after January 15, 2023, to be considered for Federal and State aid only for the 2023-2024 school year (summer ’23, autumn ’23, winter ’24, and spring ’24).
  • FAFSA Form
  • WASFA application

What you need to know

Summit Hall building hours

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

Monday – Friday9 AM to 4 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.

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

Financial Aid Counselor in-person support

Check in at the Student Services Desk.

Wednesday11 am to 1 pm
Thursday11 am to 1 pm
In-person support is provided by one of our financial aid counselors.

Financial Aid Counselor

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

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.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available to all U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens (Permanent Residents). The 2023-2024 FAFSA is an online application and is currently Available Now.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is available now. You will need your and your parents 2022 Income Tax Return/1040 information. Please see our information above regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA.


The Washington Application for State Financial Aid is available to students who are not eligible to submit the FAFSA. The 2023-2024 WASFA is also an online application and is currently Available Now.

The 2024-2025 WASFA is available now. You will need your and your parents 2022 Income Tax Return/1040 information.

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 Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
  • We are also providing limited walk-in hours so that you can sit down and speak directly with one of our financial aid counselors.
    • Wednesday: 11 am to 1 pm
    • Thursday: 11 am to 1 pm
    • Check in at the Student Services Desk in Summit Hall 001
  • You can meet with one of our financial aid counselors via Zoom by special arrangement. Just follow the directions below:
    • 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 2023-2024 application even though it’s after the priority application date of January 15th. You will be considered for the Federal Pell 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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