Our current advising phone hours are 12pm to 2pm, Monday through Thursday, and 10am to 12pm on Fridays, except for university holidays. If you are unable to reach us during these times, we are assisting other students at the moment. To best serve our students during this high volume time, if you have questions about Financial Aid, please email our office (email@example.com) from your UW student email account. You can expect a reply within 1-2 business days.
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 (click this link to access the form) on their MyUW Account.
For document review time, please visit Processing and Response Timelines. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.
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. If a parent or third party wants to submit documents 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.