Tuition for Transition School will be $20,000 for the academic year 2021-2022. In addition, families are responsible to purchase any textbook materials associated with Transition School classes. The staff and faculty at TS recognize this additional financial burden on families and use open source, free, and widely available course resources whenever possible to keep textbook costs to a minimum each quarter.

Lastly, families are responsible to pay the tuition costs associated with non-matriculated enrollment in the UW course TS students take during spring quarter. Tuition rates are set by the Office of Planning and Budgeting. Quarterly, non-matriculated tuition rates can be estimated here.

Financial Assistance

The Robinson Center is committed to ensuring that financial need is not a barrier to participation in Transition School. The RC has a robust and growing tuition and fee waiver fund and offers some financial assistance to students and families with a demonstrated need.

We encourage students for whom the costs entailed by application to Transition School (including the application fee) might represent a major impediment to submit a completed application and contact the Robinson Center to inquire about exemption or financial assistance for the application fee. Determination regarding need-based scholarship amounts is made after a student has been accepted to Transition School.

What's the Process?

Once accepted into the program, families interested in financial assistance are asked to submit a completed FAFSA to the University of Washington, and provide the Robinson Center with a copy of this document. If a student is eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, submission of confirming documentation can also be considered as evidence of need.