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.

Submitting Verification 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. 



Autumn Office Hours

Counselors are ONLY available during Drop-in Advising Hours. For Drop-In Advising times visit our Contact Us page. 

General Office Hours

Monday-Thursday  8am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 4:30pm

No drop-in advising available/
Limited Holiday Hours

  • December 19th (closing at 2pm)
  • December 24th (closing at 3pm)
  • December 31st (closing at 3pm)

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