International Student Services

Estimate of Annual Expenses 2019-2020

International Undergraduate: Nonresident Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $12,722 $25,444 $38,166 $50,888
Living Expenses $5,643 $11,286 $16,929 $22,572
ISHIP $385 $770 $1,155 $1,540
Total $18,750 $37,500 $56,250 $75,000

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 $3,822 $7,644 $11,466 $15,288
Living Expenses $5,643 $11,286 $16,929 $22,572
ISHIP $385 $770 $1,155 $1,540
Total $9,850 $19,700 $29,550 $39,400

International Graduate Students: Self-Funded

Nonresident, Tier III Graduate Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $11,178 $22,356 $33,534 $44,712
Living Expenses $6,982 $13,964 $20,946 $27,928
ISHIP $385 $770 $1,155 $1,540
Total $18,545 $37,090 $55,635 $74,180

International Graduate Students: Funded by UW

Resident, Tier I Graduate Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition Waiver $5,332 $10,664 $15,996 $21,328
Fees Paid by Student $327 $654 $981 $1,308
Tuition & Fees $5,659 $11,318 $16,977 $22,636
Living Expenses $6,982 $13,964 $20,946 $27,928
Total $12,641 $25,282 $37,923 $50,564

Nonresident, Tier III Quarterly Tuition Rate for 2 Dissertation/Thesis Credits: $3,098

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 2019 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 see Tuition and Required Fees published by the Office of Planning & Budgeting.