Autumn 2022 financial aid disbursements will begin September 22nd for students who meet all of the criteria on the Disbursements page. Once disbursed, if a student has direct deposit set-up, funds should be deposited in 2-3 business days.
The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships at the University of Washington Tacoma provides education, guidance, and support to individuals and families in the financial aid process. We administer Federal, State, and Institutional aid programs to students at UW Tacoma. An education at the University of Washington Tacoma is an investment in each student's future success. We are dedicated to helping students and their families finance a high-quality education.
The University of Washington Tacoma is currently following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Washington's guidelines concerning COVID-19. The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships will have no public access permitted, so we strongly encourage students, prospective students, and families to contact the office using our virtual services (Zoom drop-ins, LiveChat, 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:
The Biden-Harris Administration announced a final student loan pause extension through December 31 and targeted debt cancellation to smooth transition to repayment. You can read more about the details in the Department of Education’s bulletin and frequently asked questions.
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 to a third party (including a parent) without a student's written consent. To allow staff to discuss the status of your financial aid with your parent(s), spouse or another person, admitted students must complete a release of information form online on their MyUW Account.