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. Scholarships are still available for the 2023-24 year.

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 amountsĀ is made after a student has been accepted to Transition School.


Tuition for the 2023-24 academic year will be $24,000. Families are responsible to purchase any textbook materials associated with Transition School classes; however, the TS staff recognize this additional financial burden on families and use open source, free, and widely available course resources whenever possible to keep textbook/material costs to a minimum each quarter.

Lastly, families are responsible to pay any tuition costs associated with non-matriculated enrollment in a UW course if additional challenge beyond TS curriculum is deemed appropriate in a particular subject area on a case by case basis. Quarterly, non-matriculated UW tuition rates can be estimated here.

What's the Process?

Once accepted to the program, families interested in financial assistance are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide the Robinson Center with a copy of this document. While TS students are not eligible for federal aid monies available to matriculated students through the UW Student Fiscal Services during the TS year, the FAFSA informs RC Leadership how to best financially support an applicant. Our goal is to match or exceed financial assistance that would be offered as a first year college student based on the FAFSA or WAFSA. If a student is eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, submission of supporting documentation can also be considered as evidence of need.