Spring Quarter 2023 financial aid disbursements will begin March 23rd for students who meet all of the criteria on the Disbursements page.
If these conditions have been met, aid will disburse first to your tuition account. If the amount of your aid is greater than the Spring Quarter charges on your statement then the difference will be deposited in your bank account (if direct deposit is set-up) within 2-3 business days after disbursement.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of a student's education records. As a general rule, the UW will not release records or information to a third party (including a parent or spouse) without a student's written consent. To allow staff to discuss the status of financial aid with a parent or another person, admitted students must complete a release of information form online on their MyUW Account.
How to Reach Us
- No in-person office hours until 1st day of Spring Quarter (Monday, March 27th)
- Call us during phone hours: 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday
University of Washington FAFSA / Federal School Code: 003798
Apply for Aid
Start the process by completing your FAFSA or WAFSA application.
UW Tacoma offers a variety of scholarships for students.
We encourage documents be sent electronically via DocuSign. Students may use the Document Upload – Student link to submit documents for the student, their spouse (if married) and/or their parent. If a parent or third party wants to submit documents electronically via DocuSign on behalf of the student, the student will initiate the Document Upload – Parent/Third Party link to allow them to do so.
Financial aid generally begins disbursing the week prior to the first day of the quarter.
Cost of Attendance
Your student cost of attendance is the amount of money we estimate you will need for tuition, books, and living expenses.
Emergency aid funding is limited. The university has allocated all Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) for COVID related requests. We may not be able to approve all requests, or fulfill requests at the entire requested amount.
If you are in-need of assistance, please submit an Emergency Aid request form to get connected with resources and support.
We strongly encourage students, prospective students, and families to contact the office using our virtual services (e-mail and phone) For information about Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), as a result of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), please visit the links below:
Student Loan Pause Extension & Debt Cancellation
The student loan payment pause is extended until the U.S. Department of Education is permitted to implement the debt relief program or the litigation is resolved. Payments will restart 60 days later. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023 – payments will resume 60 days after that. You can read more about the details using the link below.