Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance for First-Year Undergraduates

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The table below shows the 2016-17 estimated expenses for first-year undergraduate students at the University of Washington's three campuses. After accounting for grant and scholarship aid, UW students (particularly resident undergraduates) often pay far less than the total expenses shown here. In 2014-15 (the most recent year for which net price data is available), the published price for resident undergraduates at Seattle was $27,112, whereas the net price for first-time, resident undergraduates at Seattle was $9,744.
Please see the Office of Student Financial Aid website for more information about student budgets and net price
Please see other areas of the OPB website for more information on student fees and annual tuition.

2016-17 Annual Student Budget Items




Room and Board* (traditional undergraduates)
Books, Personal, Transportation*
Annual Student Fees - Total**
New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee (one time)
Student Tech Fee ***
Services and Activities Fee
Activities & Recreation Center 1
Activities & Recreation Center 2
Sports Field
Facilities Renovation Fee
Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
U Pass
Resident Undergraduate Annual Tuition






Non-Resident Undergraduate Annual Tuition








*   The Office of Student Financial Aid calculates annual student budgets based on the federal "cost of attendance" definition, which is used to determine financial aid eligibility.  More information is available here
**   Student-led committees approved all fees under this header, except the NSEOF (see below), and are responsible for recommending fee changes to the Board of Regents for approval.  Student representatives provide support recommendations for the NSEOF and the administration recommends fee changes to the Board of Regents for approval.  Please note that many students pay fees beyond the ones presented here, such as course fees (the cost of which varies by discipline), fees for student insurance, international program fees, and fees for WashPIRG and WSA.
***  At Seattle, the Student Tech Fee is also charged in summer quarter ($38).  The annual rate shown in this table only reflects fall, winter and spring charges of $38 per quarter.