Academy students pay regular UW tuition and fees directly to the University like all other UW students.  And they are eligible for financial aid like all UW students.  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms should be submitted by mid-February in order for students to be eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid for the following academic year. Academy applicants are automatically considered for a handful of merit-based scholarships offered by the UW Honors Program 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

Financial Aid Resources

Office of Financial Aid
Satisfactory Academic Progress

Opens October 1st
UW Priority Deadline: January 15

State Financial Aid for Undocumented Individuals and Select Non-Citizens

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.

For more information on financial aid options for undocumented students, click here.

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.

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