Financial Aid & Scholarships

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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.

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Student Loan Pause Extension and Debt Cancellation

Biden-Harris Administration announces final student loan pause extension through December 31 and targeted debt cancellation to smooth transition to repayment. You can read more about the details in the Department of Education’s bulletin. Frequently asked questions and answers can be found here.

Fall Quarter 2022

Fall quarter financial aid is scheduled to begin disbursing on September 22nd. 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 Welcome Desk during building hours OR you can speak directly with a financial aid counselor during our phone, in-person, or zoom video conference support hours (below). 

Husky Hall building hours

Days Time
Monday - Friday 9 AM to 4 PM

Most questions can be answered at the front desk.

Financial Aid Counselor in-person support

Check in at the Welcome Desk on Thursdays.

Day Time

Tuesdays

Thursdays

1 PM to 3 PM

1PM to 3 PM

 

Financial Aid Counselor support by phone

Days Time
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Monday - Friday 1:30 PM to 4 PM

Call 425-352-5240 and select option #3

Financial Aid Counselor support by Zoom

 

Day Time
Wednesdays 1 PM to 3 PM

Join the queue


What you need to know


FAFSA/WASFA

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 or 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.  

FAFSA 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available to all U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens (Permanent Resident). The 2022-2023 FAFSA is an online application and is currently Available Now. 

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2022.  You will need your and your parents 2021 Income Tax Return/1040 information.

WASFA

The Washington Application for State Financial Aid is available to students who are not eligible to submit the FAFSA. The 2022-2023 WASFA is also an online application and is currently Available Now 

The 2023-2024 WASFA is available beginning October 1, 2022. You will need your and your parents 2021 Income Tax Return/1040 information.

Priority Application Date: January 15th

To be considered for as many aid programs as possible you will want to submit your financial aid application before our priority application date, January 15th. Be sure to include our federal school code below.  The federal school code is shared by all three UW campuses.

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 Welcome Desk in Husky Hall, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.
  • You can meet with one of our financial aid counselors via Zoom on Wednesdays, 1-3pm.  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.
  • We are providing limited walk-in hours so that you can sit down and speak directly with one of our financial aid counselors.
    • Thursdays, 1-3pm
    • Check in at the Husky Hall Welcome Desk

If your financial aid has not disbursed check to see if:

  • you are registered in full time credits (12 credits for undergraduate & 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 2022-2023 application even though it's after the priority application date. 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 page. Students who are parents can also visit the Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Program webpage for more resources.

 

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