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Tuition and costs

International students on F-1 student visas pay out-of-state (non-resident) tuition. After you are admitted to the University of Washington Tacoma, you will need to demonstrate that you have funding for your first year of studies in order for us to issue your I-20.

Estimated undergraduate international student expenses for 2013-2014 academic year


One Academic Year
(9 months)

One Quarter
(3 months)

Tuition and fees



Room and board



Books and supplies



Living expenses






Medical insurance (required)






All costs are in U.S. dollars, and actual costs may vary.

In order to obtain an I-20 for a dependent spouse to be in the U.S. in F-2 status, you must show an additional $8,835 in funding. For each dependent child, you must show $5,028 per dependent child.

Estimated expenses are based on figures compiled by the Office of Student Financial Aid and represent modest but adequate costs for most students. Expenses should be expected to increase every year. For graduate students, tuition rates vary depending on the program.  

Tuition is due the third Friday of the quarter. For tuition deadlines and payment options, please refer to the UW Tacoma Cashier's Office