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The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Washington Tacoma provides education, guidance, and support to individuals and families in the financial aid process. We administer Federal, State, and Institutional aid programs to students at UW Tacoma. An education at the University of Washington Tacoma is an investment in each student's future success. We are dedicated to helping students and their families finance a high-quality education.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of a student's education records. As a general rule, the UW will not release records to a third party (including a parent) without a student's written consent. To allow staff to discuss the status of your financial aid with your parent(s), spouse or another person, admitted students must complete a release of information form online on their MyUW Account.
University of Washington FAFSA / Federal School Code: 003798
Securely submit your verification forms, tax documents and all other financial aid information to our office using the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP)
During the public health emergency, a temporary federal rule change provides expanded eligibility to college students enrolled at least half time. Students that have a $0 expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or students that have a Work Study Award as part of their financial aid, can now become eligible for Basic Food.
If you have a $0 EFC and/or a current Work Study Award go to the Financial Aid Status tab on your MyUW and use the Print Award Letter function, or
If you do not have a current work study award, and would like apply for SNAP benefits, please contact the Work Study Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether you meet the criteria work study eligibility.
Use these resources to help you apply for Basic Food (SNAP):
The University of Washington Tacoma is currently following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Washington's guidelines concerning COVID-19. The Office of Student Financial Aid will have no public access permitted, so we strongly encourage students, prospective students, and families to contact the Office of Financial Aid using our virtual services (LiveChat, e-mail and phone).
For information about Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as a results of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), please visit the links below: