Office of Student Financial Aid

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Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid! We believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington Tacoma. Finances should not be a barrier to getting a world-class education. Each year the University of Washington Tacoma awards financial aid to more than 70% of our students. We have a wide array of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs to help students at all economic levels pay for their education.

To be considered for any type of financial aid, including scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The FAFSA can be completed at any time, but for priority consideration, you should make sure you submit it by January 15th. If you complete the FAFSA after this date, we will still try to meet your financial needs, but the first priority goes to those who complete it by January 15th.

2020-2021 Foreign Study Workshop


January 22nd - 12:30p.m - 1:30p.m. located in  MAT 214
January 30th - 12:30p.m - 1:30p.m. located in CP 103
February 14th 12:30p.m - 1:30p.m. located in CP 103


Are you dreaming of traveling overseas for a quarter?

The Office of Financial Aid will be hosting three Foreign Study Workshops to help students understand how their financial aid package can help pay for Study Abroad expenses.

Submitting Financial Aid Documents

The Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) allows you to send documents to the University of Washington - Tacoma departments in a secure manner. Please be sure to write your student i.d. number on all documents you are submitting. 

Live Chat with a Financial Aid Counselor

The University of Washington Tacoma offers online Financial Aid advising for currently enrolled students during drop-in advising hours. Engage in Live Chat with a counselor by clicking the "Live Chat" button below. 


Winter Quarter
Drop-In Advising Hours

We have designated drop-in advising times to speak with a financial aid counselor. You will need to visit our office during these times. 

Monday - Thursday 
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Monday - Thursday
​1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

NO Drop-In Advising 
During Lunch 
12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M.

No Drop-In Advising on Fridays

FAFSA/WASFA Information

School Code 003798 
*All University of Washington campuses share the same school code. 

2019-20 FAFSA/WASFA available October 1st, 2018

Priority filing deadline:
January 15th, 2019

2020-21 FAFSA/WASFA available October 1st, 2019

Priority filing deadline:
January 15th, 2020

Office of Student Financial Aid
MAT 206
Campus Box 358400
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402[4][1]
253-692-4788 FAX