Tuition Rates

The following tuition rates for the 2021 - 2022 academic year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters) and Summer Quarter, including Services, Activities, and Technology Fees:

In-state and out of state tuition
Tuition Breakdown Washington Residents Non-residents

Quarterly Full-time Tuition 7-18 credits
(Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters)

$6,017 $10,474
Summer Quarter Tuition (Full-time) $5,975

Total Tuition (for 12 month, 48 credit curriculum)

$24,026 $41,854
Per-credit Tuition 2 credits $1,717 $2,994
Per-credit Tuition 3 credits $2,577 $4,490
Per-credit Tuition 4 credits $3,437 $5,986
Per-credit Tuition 5 credits $4,297 $7,482
Per-credit Tuition 6 credits $5,157 $8,978

Further details regarding fees and tuition can be found on the Graduate Tuition Dashboard.

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.

Please note:

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 (including BPOLST 594) 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 502, 509, 510, 511, 513, 514, 515, 520, or 598.

Additional details on the Tuition Exemption program are here.

Tuition Calendar

Consult the Tuition Calendar to know when tuition charges are posted and payments due. You can find the Tuition Calendar under the Academic Calendar for the year.

You can expect financial aid and merit scholarship funding to be posted to your account after tuition charges are published, and before the third week of the quarter, when payments are due.