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 the online Release of Information Form.
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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.
University of Washington FAFSA / Federal School Code: 003798
Apply for Aid
Start the process by completing your FAFSA or WAFSA application.
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.
The Emergency Aid Program assists UW students by providing financial support when assistance is needed with unexpected, unavoidable, and unplanned expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, fire/water damage, or a need for emergency housing and food.
If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office, by emailing email@example.com.