Tuition Rates

Tuition charges are based on a student's classification (undergraduate or graduate) rather than on course level. Because University costs are supported by state taxes, the rates charged to students who are not residents of Washington state are higher than the rates for residents. Tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

To be classified as a full-time student by the University of Washington Tacoma, an undergraduate student must register for and complete at least 12 credits per quarter. A graduate student must register for and complete at least 10 credits per quarter. Financial aid and tuition rates do not necessarily correspond to these credit requirements.

For tuition rates from previous years, use the Quarterly Tuition Search Tool.

2016-2017 Quarterly Tuition Rates

Rates shown include student fees.

Undergraduate

(Includes nonmatriculated students and post-baccalaureate students taking undergraduate courses)

Credits Resident Non-resident
10 - 18 credits* $3,611 $11,623
9 credits $3,250 $10,461
8 credits $2,889 $9,299
7 credits $2,528 $8,137
6 credits $2,167 $6,975
5 credits $1,806 $5,813
4 credits $1,445 $4,651
3 credits $1,084 $3,489
2 credits (minimum) $723 $2,327
*Additional fee for each credit over 18 credits $323 $1,124

Master of Arts / Master of Social Work (Tier I)

Credits Resident Non-resident
7 - 18 credits** $5,448 $9,464
6 credits $4,670 $8,112
5 credits $3,892 $6,760
4 credits $3,114 $5,408
3 credits $2,336 $4,056
2 credits (minimum) $1,558 $2,704

Master of Nursing / Master of Education
Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies (Tier II)

Credits Resident Non-resident
7 - 18 credits** $5,577 $9,658
6 credits $4,780 $8,278
5 credits $3,983 $6,898
4 credits $3,186 $5,518
3 credits $2,389 $4,138
2 credits (minimum) $1,592 $2,758

Computer Science and Systems (M.S.)
Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) (Tier III)

Credits Resident Non-resident
7 - 18 credits** $6,018 $10,430
6 credits $5,158 $8,940
5 credits $4,298 $7,450
4 credits $3,438 $5,960
3 credits $2,578 $4,470
2 credits (minimum) $1,718 $2,980

Master of Business Administration

Credits Incoming resident Incoming non-resident Continuing resident Continuing non-resident
7 - 18 credits** $7,154 $11,655 $7,154 $11,655
6 credits $6,132 $9,990 $6,132 $9,990
5 credits $5,110 $8,325 $5,110 $8,325
4 credits $4,088 $6,660 $4,088 $6,660
3 credits $3,066 $4,995 $3,066 $4,995
2 credits (minimum) $2,044 $3,330 $2,044 $3,330

 

Graduate Nonmatriculated

(Includes nonmatriculated and post-baccalaureate students enrolled in courses at the 500-level or above)

Credits Resident Non-resident
7 - 18 credits** $6,018 $10,430
6 credits $5,158 $8,940
5 credits $4,298 $7,450
4 credits $3,438 $5,960
3 credits $2,578 $4,470
2 credits (minimum) $1,718 $2,980

**For tuition costs for more than 18 credits, see the charts on the OPB website.

Fee-based programs

Students in fee-based programs and fee-based degrees are ineligible for the tuition exemption program, institutional tuition waivers and the Undergraduate/Graduate University Grant programs, including the Husky Promise program.


Fees

These fees are already included in the tuition rates shown above. Explanation of fees

  Resident Non-resident
Technology fee $40/quarter ($120/year) $40/quarter ($120/year)
Services & Activities fee $159/quarter ($477/year) $159/quarter ($477/year)
University Y Student Center fee $180/quarter ($540/year) $180/quarter ($540/year)
Building fee (undergraduate) $188.33/quarter ($565/year) $496/quarter ($1,488/year)
Building fee (graduate tier I) $152/quarter ($456/year) $318/quarter ($954/year)
Building fee (graduate tier II) $156/quarter ($468/year) $324.66/quarter ($974/year)
Building fee (graduate tier III) $164.33/quarter ($493/year) $341.66/quarter ($1,025/year)
Building fee (MBA incoming) $203.33/quarter ($610/year) $394.66/quarter ($1,184/year)
Building fee (MBA continuing) $203.33/quarter ($610/year) $394.66/quarter ($1,184/year)