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Cost of attendance

Your student budget is the amount of money we estimate you will need for tuition, books, and living expenses for the nine-month academic year (October-June). It is based on surveys of students’ costs, comparisons with other schools, input from housing and transportation agencies, and it reflects cost-of-living changes. The budget covers modest but adequate costs for most students attending UW Tacoma.

Student budgets can include only the student's educational costs; other family members' expenses cannot be included in the budget. The figures below are subject to change each academic year.

Students may submit a revision request form to have additional costs (childcare, uninsured medical/dental costs for the student, etc.) included in their individual budgets.

For detailed tuition rates, consult the tuition rates page.

2014-2015 Student Budget Nine-Month Living Expenses

 

Lives Away From Home

Lives With Parents

Non-
Traditional

Graduate students

Resident Tuition

$11,902

$11,902

$11,902

$14,808*

Books

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

Room and Board

$10,833

$3,483

$14,076

$14,076

Personal Expenses

$2,265

$2,265

$2,265

$2,265

Transportation

$1,524

$1,524

$1,524

$1,524

Resident Total

$27,730

$20,380

$30,973

$33,879

 

Lives Away From Home

Lives With Parents

Non-
Traditional

Graduate students

Non-Resident Tuition

$31,476

$31,476

$31,476

$27,057*

Books

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

Room and Board

$10,833

$3,483

$14,076

$14,076

Personal Expenses

$2,265

$2,265

$2,265

$2,265

Transportation

$1,524

$1,524

$1,524

$1,524

Non-Resident Total

$47,304

$39,954

$50,547

$46,128

*Figure shown is for Graduate Tier I programs. Graduate tuition varies by program.

Lives away from home: All single, undergraduate students without dependents (spouse or children) who are living away from parents’ home; undergraduate married students without children, whose spouses are also students.

Non-traditional: All graduate/professional students; undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled. Registered same-sex domestic partners may request consideration for additional living costs and will need to provide information about their partners’ financial resources when they make the request.

Room and board: This figure is intended to include food, utilities and housing.