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 first priority goes to those who complete it by January 15th.


Summer Financial Aid Webinar

Planning on attending Summer Quarter? The application becomes available April 1st, 2019 in your MyUW account. The Summer Aid application is a separate application from the financial aid application (FAFSA).  In order to access the summer aid application, you will need to have completed the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA. We recommend you apply by May 15th, 2019 for priority processing.

Watch our Summer 2019-2020 Aid Webinar for a  more information about Summer Financial Aid.


Walk-In Advising  Hours 

Summer Quarter Regular Hours

Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Thursday - 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
​Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Effective Hours June 24th -June 28th*
First Week of the Quarter Only 

Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
​Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Tuesday and Thursday Mornings Closed for document review and processing. 

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th, 2019 

Hours are subject to change during the first week of the quarter and throughout the year. Our office is closed on weekends and holidays.

FAFSA/WASFA Information

School Code 003798

2019-20 FAFSA/WASFA available October 1, 2018

Priority filing deadline:
January 15, 2019

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

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