Your student cost of attendance is the amount of money we estimate you will need for tuition, books, and living expenses for the nine-month academic year (October-June). It is based on surveys of students’ costs, comparisons with other schools, input from housing and transportation agencies, and it reflects cost-of-living changes. Your COA attendance is a budgeting tool to help students and parents anticipate the cost associated with going to college.
Student costs can include only the student's educational costs; other family members' expenses cannot be included in the budget. The figures below are subject to change each academic year.
Students may submit a revision request form to have additional costs (childcare, uninsured medical/dental costs for the student, etc.) included in their individual budgets. Please contact our office for a revision request.
Resident / Non-Resident: The University of Washington is a state-assisted institution, tuition rates are lower for Washington-resident students than for nonresidents, including both out-of-state and international students. Information about residency is provided on the Office Registrar website.
Lives away from home: All single, undergraduate students without dependents (spouse or children) who are living away from parents’ home; undergraduate married students without children, whose spouses are also students.
Non-traditional: All graduate/professional students; undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled. Registered same-sex domestic partners may request consideration for additional living costs and will need to provide information about their partners’ financial resources when they make the request.
Room and board: This figure is intended to include food, utilities and housing.