Tuition Rates & Financial Aid

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Tuition Rates 

The Ed.D. tuition rates for the Educational Leadership Program (EdD) - Tier III.

Important notes:

  • State tuition waivers are not accepted.
  • The Ed.D. Program does not offer graduate assistantships or specific Program scholarships at this time.

Financial aid

The UW Tacoma Office of Student Financial Aid is here to help you find financial support for your studies. Funding for students eligible for GI Bill® and related veteran's benefits also may be explored through the Financial Aid office.

If you intend to apply for any need-based scholarships, you will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. You may apply online or request an application from the Office of Student Financial Aid at 253-692-4374. It is also encouraged to review rules for summer financial aid.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS), formerly known as the Grants and Funding Information Service, works with current and prospective UW graduate students and UW undergraduates interested in attending graduate school. GFIS helps students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, and conference and research travel. In conjunction with the University of Washington's Graduate School, GFIS hosts a series of workshops throughout the year, including the summer. Students can also seek answers to their questions during drop-in advising hours, can schedule individual appointments, or can request information by email. In addition, GFIS maintains a subject guide that lists different funding resources by category and a blog that informs students about fellowships, grants, employment opportunities, and upcoming GFIS events. GFIS also works with individual departments to design discipline-specific workshops and resources for their graduate students.

Anna Salyer, Head of Community Outreach at the UW Tacoma Library, is also available to help explore funding resources. You can contact her by email:, or phone: 253-692-4448.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at