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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Washington Seattle Campus tuition is $9,694 per year for in-state residents. This is 42% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,841. The cost is 47% cheaper than the average Washington tuition of $18,424 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 16th in Washington amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 27th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $33,732 which represents a 248% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,059 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,753.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,691 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Seattle should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $825.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,679 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,561 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Washington residents to go to UW-Seattle is $25,948 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Washington residence can expect a one year cost of $49,986.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 IPEDS survey response for University of Washington Seattle Campus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Washington Seattle Campus
Estimated Budgets
Washington Resident Total Budget $25,948
   In-State Tuition$9,694
   Other Fees$1,059
   Room and Board$11,691
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,679
   Books and Supplies$825
Non-Resident Total Budget $49,986
   Out-of-State Tuition$33,732
   Other Fees$1,059
   Room and Board$11,691
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,679
   Books and Supplies$825

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $25,948 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UW-Seattle net price for in-state students is $10,374* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

38% of University of Washington Seattle Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $14,579. 23 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,352. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Washington Seattle Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Washington Seattle Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,374*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid38%
Average Total Grant Aid$14,579
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants23%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,352

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,054
$30,001 to $48,000$7,623
$48,001 to $75,000$10,231
$75,001 to $110,000$21,018
$110,000+$25,053

Average Financial Aid Mix - $25,948 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $25,948. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

63%
22%
15%

Grants and Scholarships

 63% - $14,579

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Washington Seattle Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 22% - $5,203

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 15% -  $3,487

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if UW-Seattle is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 86/100 for University of Washington Seattle Campus. Considering an average net price paid of $8,739, this leads to an overall value ranking of 88/100. This places the school 2nd on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Washington Seattle Campus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UW-Seattle is $103,792 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $8,739 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $34,956**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $129,740 or $43,695 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Washington Seattle Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Washington Seattle Campus
Price per credit hour for Washington residents$323
Cost for one class for Washington residents (3 credit hours)$969
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,124
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,372
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,496

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 30% of University of Washington Seattle Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,203. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $20,800.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Washington Seattle Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $34,956, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $43,372.38. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Washington Seattle Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 38% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,739. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Washington Seattle Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Washington Seattle Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$361.44
Amount Borrowed$34,956.00
Interest Rate4.4%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,416.38
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$43,372.38

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UW-Seattle? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Washington Seattle Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $43,372.38 would be needed to afford a $361.44 monthly payment in the example $34,956.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Washington Seattle Campus in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $103,792.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Washington Seattle Campus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2022$35,685$142,738
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2027$45,544$182,174
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2032 $58,126$232,506
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2035 $67,289$269,154

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Washington Seattle Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 156 26% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 125 47% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 123 25% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 107 25% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 81 28% costlier
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 68 71% costlier
Physician Assistant Bachelor's Degree 65 19% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 61 19% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 57 33% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 54 9% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 54 16% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 50 26% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 49 4% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 47 55% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 46 29% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 46 11% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 45 24% costlier
Education, General Bachelor's Degree 43 24% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 42 44% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 42 42% costlier
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 40 17% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 39 47% costlier
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 37 47% costlier
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree 35 47% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 34 28% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 33 32% costlier
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 32 31% costlier
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 31 38% costlier
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 31 11% costlier
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 24 32% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 24 14% costlier
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 23 30% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 23 29% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 22 48% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist Bachelor's Degree 22 39% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 21 33% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 20 18% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 20 45% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 20 23% costlier
Environmental Health Bachelor's Degree 19 45% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 19 32% costlier
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Bachelor's Degree 19 59% costlier
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical Bachelor's Degree 18 48% costlier
History, Other Bachelor's Degree 18 20% costlier
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 17 4% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 17 30% costlier
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 16 56% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 29% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 13 43% costlier
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Bachelor's Degree 12 32% costlier
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 12 5% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 11 18% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 38% costlier
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 11 31% costlier
Orthotist/Prosthetist Bachelor's Degree 9 46% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 9 27% costlier
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology Bachelor's Degree 8 31% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 15% costlier
Applied Mathematics, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 14% costlier
Visual and Performing Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 10% costlier
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 7 51% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 21% costlier
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 2% costlier
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 18% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 12% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 12% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 5 35% costlier
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 8% costlier
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 5 2% costlier
Forest Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 12% costlier
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 1% cheaper
Scandinavian Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 20% costlier
American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 45% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 24% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 13% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 4 25% costlier
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 4 8% costlier
European Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 3 3% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 31% costlier
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 6% cheaper
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Swedish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 7% costlier
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 2 27% costlier
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 8% costlier
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Musicology and Ethnomusicology Bachelor's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 8% costlier
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 35% costlier
Korean Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 25% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 17% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 1 36% costlier
Danish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 7% costlier
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 36% costlier
Neurobiology and Anatomy Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 55% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 43% costlier
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Bachelor's Degree 1 31% costlier
Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Norwegian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 17% costlier

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for University of Washington Seattle Campus or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford University of Washington Seattle Campus in the future.

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About University of Washington Seattle Campus

University of Washington Seattle Campus is a four year public college located in Seattle, Washington.  Full time enrollment is 40,073 and part time is 5,335.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
University of Washington Seattle Campus
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, Washington
98195-4550

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Washington Seattle Campus is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Washington Seattle Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236948 IPEDS survey data.

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