International Student Services

Estimate of Annual Expenses 2017-2018

International Undergraduate: Nonresident Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $11,846 $23,692 $35,538 $47,384
Living Expenses $6,810 $13,620 $20,430 $27,240
Total $18,656 $37,312 $55,968 $74,624

International Undergraduate: Resident Tuition Rate

Very few international 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 $3,658 $7,316 $10,974 $14,632
Living Expenses $6,479 $12,958 $19,437 $25,916
Total $10,137 $20,274 $30,411 $40,548

International Graduate Students: Funded by UW

Resident, Tier 1 tuition rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition Waiver $5,107 $10,214 $15,321 $20,428
Fees Paid by Student $317 $634 $951 $1,268
Tuition & Fees
(Sum of Two Rows Above)
$5,424 $10,848 $16,272 $21,696
Living Expenses $6,479 $12,958 $19,437 $25,916
Total $11,903 $23,806 $35,709 $47,612

International Graduate Students: Self-Funded

Nonresident, Tier III Graduate Tuition Rate

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Tuition & Fees $10,708 $21,416 $31,124 $42,832
Living Expenses $6,810 $13,620 $20,430 $27,240
Total $17,518 $35,036 $52,554 $70,072

Tier III Nonresident Quarterly Tuition Rate for 2 Dissertation/Thesis Credits: $3,118

Dependent Expenses

One Quarter Two Quarters Three Quarters Four Quarters
Spouse $2,943 $5,886 $8,829 $11,772
Child $2,021 $4,042 $6,060 $8,084

How are Estimated Expenses Calculated?

General Notes

  1. Four quarters tuition is at the Autumn 2017 rate, per the UW Office of Planning & Budgeting Tuition and Fees files.
  2. Living expenses are calculated from the 2017-18 Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) Student Budgets. (Books, room and board, personal, transportation, and insurance). Undergraduate students are calculated at the nontraditional rate.
  3. Dependent expenses are calculated from the 2017-18 OFSA Student Budgets based on the following factors:

Spouse = [35%(non-traditional room and board)] + personal expenses + transportation expenses for non-traditional students (this is a 9-month figure converted to 12 months).
Child = Figure based on the Department of Education needs analysis EFC Formula, 2017-2018
(Table C3: Income Protection Allowance, see note for amount allowed for each additional family member (this is a 9-month figure converted to 12 months)).

OFSA 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 $331 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.