Due to the delayed release of the 2024-25 FAFSA this year, the UW priority deadline for FAFSA is now February 28th, 2024.  We encourage all UW Academy applicants to submit a FAFSA or WASFA and name UW as a recipient by this priority deadline to ensure you are eligible for the most aid possible.

Academy students pay UW tuition and fees directly to the University and are eligible for financial aid like all UW students.  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) forms should be submitted by January 15th in order for students to be eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid for the following academic year. All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial aid status is not a factor in our evaluation of applicants for admissions. Academy applicants are automatically considered for a handful of merit-based scholarships offered by the Robinson Center and the Mary Gates Scholars Program.

Academy students who are not Washington State residents will be required to pay 1) Non-Resident UW tuition and 2) the Academy Non Resident Fee for their first and second years at the UW. For more information on the Non-Resident Fee, please contact us at uwacad@u.washington.edu

Financial Aid Resources

UW Financial Aid Overview - video

UW Office of Financial Aid

UW Satisfactory Academic Progress

UW Priority Deadline: Feb 28th, 2024

State Financial Aid for Undocumented Individuals and Select Non-Citizens
Opens October 1st
UW Priority Deadline: February 28th

  • Select "none of the above" for the questions about a high school diploma
  • WASFA eligibility questionnaire
  • WASFA Application Guide — English (word) (PDF)
  • WASFA Application Guide — Spanish (word) (PDF)
  • Questions? Contact the Washington Student Achievement Council by email at wasfa@wsac.wa.gov, or call 888-535-0747 and select option 2.
  • Washington State offers financial aid programs to students who aren’t eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status. These students still need to meet other program requirements. UW Leadership Without Borders is another great resource for both financial aid issues as well as helping you navigate your undergraduate experience as an undocumented student. For more information on financial aid options for undocumented students, click here.

If you are confused and want to know whether you should apply for FAFSA or WASFA, you can reference our guide.

Emergency Aid Resources – Seattle Campus
Life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid to support currently enrolled UW students.

Scholarship Resources

Students are encouraged to seek out scholarship opportunities from a wide range of sources.  Here are some links to begin the search process:

UW Financial Aid Office Undergraduate Scholarships
UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards
UW Study Abroad Scholarships
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Robinson Center Scholarships

The Robinson Center manages two scholarships that are awarded annually to students in our early entrance programs.

Paradise Scholarship

The purpose of the Paradise Scholarship is to support and promote undergraduate education at the University of Washington for students in the Early Entrance Program and UW Academy for Young Scholars.  This scholarship is open to any Academy or EEP student who will be enrolled as a UW undergraduate the following Fall.  The Paradise application process occurs during Winter quarter each year. You can read more about Hugh and Anne Paradise here.

LePore Scholarship

The Paul C. LePore Award is an annual scholarship given to first year Academy students who exhibit outstanding intellectual curiosity, academic achievement and sustained engagement with the UW Community. An Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Dr. LePore taught the first year Academy seminar from 2003-2008. Dr. LePore is currently Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.  The LePore application process occurs during Spring quarter each year.