International Student Services

Estimate of Annual Expenses 2020-2021

International Undergraduate: Nonresident Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $12,952 $25,904 $38,856 $51,808
Living Expenses $5,858 $11,716 $17,574 $23,432
ISHIP $362 $724 $1,086 $1,448
Total $19,172 $38,344 $57,516 $76,688

International Undergraduate: Resident Tuition Rate

Very few international students pay the resident tuition rate; students must qualify and apply for Washington state “residency” to pay this rate.

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $3,829 $7,658 $11,487 $15,316
Living Expenses $5,858 $11,716 $17,574 $23,432
ISHIP $362 $724 $1,086 $1,448
Total $10,049 $20,098 $30,147 $40,196

International Graduate Students: Self-Funded

Nonresident, Tier III Graduate Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $11,369 $22,378 $34,107 $45,476
Living Expenses $7,259 $14,518 $21,777 $29,036
ISHIP $362 $724 $1,086 $1,448
Total $18,990 $37,980 $56,970 $75,960

International Graduate Students: Funded by UW

Resident, Tier I Graduate Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $5,712 $11,424 $17,136 $22,848
Living Expenses $7,259 $14,518 $21,777 $29,036
Total $12,971 $25,942 $38,913 $51,844

Dependent Expenses

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Spouse $3,119 $6,238 $9,357 $12,476
Child $2,220 $4,440 $6,660 $8,880

How are Estimated Expenses Calculated?

General Notes

  1. Four quarters tuition is at the Autumn 2020 rate, per the UW Office of Planning & Budgeting Quarterly Tuition and Fees files.
  2. Living expenses are calculated from the 2019-20 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses. (Textbooks and course supplies, rent, utilities and food, personal and miscellaneous, and transportation).
    Undergraduate students are calculated using the “Living on/off campus” rate.
  3. Dependent expenses are calculated from the 2019-20 Student Budget Nine-Month Expenses using the “Students with dependents” rate, based on the following factors:

Spouse = [(35% of rent, utilities and food) + personal and miscellaneous + transportation] (this is a 9-month figure converted to 12 months).
Child = Figure based on the Department of Education needs analysis EFC Formula, 2019-2020

Office of Student Financial Aid contact:

James Flowers, Assistant Director, Office of Student Financial Aid
206-616-2309
jflowers@uw.edu
105 Schmitz Hall, Box 355880 Seattle, WA 98195-5880

Notes on graduate student fee schedule:

  • RA/TA tuition and fees noted are at the Tier I level. Fees paid by RA/TA students include services and activities fee, IMA fee, FR (facilities renovation) fee, and U Pass fee.
  • International graduate tuition and fees are at the Tier III level. Summer tuition and fees do not include building fee.
  • Living expenses for non-RA/TA graduate students includes mandatory student-only health insurance, currently $385 quarterly.
  • Law, MBA and other programs may use the program’s specific tuition figures.

For quarterly tuition schedules check Tuition and Required Fees published by the Office of Planning & Budgeting.