Tuition & Fees


The tuition rate for autumn 2020 - summer 2021 is: $878 per credit
Credits required for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (MSEE): 46 minimum

Credits required for the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations (GCEEF): 18 minimum

All Graduate Programs offered by the Engineering & Mathematics Division at UW Bothell are fee-based. To learn more about fee-based degrees offered at the University of Washington, visit the UW fee-based programs FAQ.  Please note that state and UW Employee tuition exemption program does not apply.

Students pay instructional fees course-by-course, quarter-by-quarter, at the beginning of each quarter. Course costs listed above do not include additional fees or the cost of textbooks and materials.

Additional Fees

Registration Fee

Professional and Continuing Education charges a quarterly registration fee of $55.

Student Technology Fee

The Student Technology Fee is designed to provide funds for the improvement of technology used by students at UW Bothell. The UW Bothell Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) determines the expenditures of the fee. Students of UW Bothell lead the committee and the committee allocates money for technology resources for general student use, pursuant to RCW 28B.15.051 and the agreement between the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), and the Board of Regents. The student technology fee is on average $42 per quarter.

Services & Activities Fees

Services, Activities, and Facility Fees are derived from a portion of students’ quarterly tuition and are mandated by state law to be spent on student activities and programs. The money is allocated by a committee of students appointed by the Chancellor. Funded programs include (but are not limited to) student government, the student newspaper, Activities and Recreation Center, Career Services, etc. The student services and activities fees are approximately $300 per quarter. This includes access to the Activities and Recreation Center workout facility.


Financial Aid

Students in all fee-based programs, including this degree, are ineligible for the tuition exemption program, institutional tuition waivers or the Undergraduate/Graduate University Grant programs, including the Husky Promise program.

Matriculated students, based on financial status, may be eligible for Department of Education Loans, and are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible.  For information on Financial Aid and a link to the FAFSA visit the UW Bothell Office of Financial Aid.

Students (GNM) in the Graduate Certificate may be eligible for Financial Aid if taking courses in preparation for a further degree. For further information visit UW Student Financial Aid.


Graduate scholarships and grant opportunities can be quite competitive and students are encouraged to search widely for opportunities. Some UW resources include:

The UW Bothell Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards works with multiple campus partners at UW Bothell and UW Seattle to connect current and newly admitted students to funding opportunities and merit-based awards.

Current and incoming students may also consult the UW scholarship database (use NetID and password) to explore over 500 merit-based funding opportunities.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The University of Washington Libraries Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS) works with current and admitted UW graduate students to help identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school related expenses.

International Student Funding Opportunities

International students should search a variety of UW Bothell funding options, such as merit-based scholarships, general scholarships, grants, and on-campus student work positions.

Employer Educational Assistance

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.

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