All University of Washington students pay fees in addition to their tuition. These fees may be paid once, when a student enters UW Tacoma, or paid every quarter. Revenue from the fees is used to fund non-academic programs and services that serve students. You can learn more about these fees by visiting their individual web pages.
New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee
$159 | One-Time Fee
The New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) is a $159 fee paid one time by students intending to attend UW Tacoma. It funds programs and services that help new students transition successfully to the university. The Department of Student Transitions allocates this money.
The International Student Programming Fee (ISPF) is a $75 fee paid one time by new international students enrolling at UW Tacoma. It supplements the New Student Enrollment Fee and funds programs and services that serve the unique needs of international students who are new to the university. International Student Services allocates this money.
The Services and Activities Fee (SAF) is currently $159 per quarter. Students enrolled part time pay a prorated amount. The chancellor appoints a Services and Activities Fee Committee (SAFC) each year to decide how the money is spent. The SAF is authorized by the state legislature and established by the SAFC to fund student activities and programs.
The Student Technology Fee (STF) is currently $40 per quarter. Students enrolled part time pay a prorated amount. The Associate Students of UW Tacoma (ASUWT) appoints the Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) each year to decide how the money is spent. The STF is authorized by the state legislature and established by the SAFC to fund technology to be used by the students of UW Tacoma.
The University Y Student Center Fee (UWYF) is currently $180 per quarter. Students enrolled part time pay a prorated amount. The fee is authorized by the state legislature and was established by the SAFC. It pays for UW Tacoma students to use YMCA facilities and programs. It also pays for debt from constructing the University Y Student Center.
The U-PASS Fee is currently $45 per quarter ($20 per quarter for students residing in Thurston County). Loaded right onto the Husky Card, the U-PASS provides students with a variety of low-cost transportation options — from unlimited rides on buses, commuter train service and light rail, to vanpooling and discounted impromptu carpooling.