Costs & Financial Aid

The Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program is discontinuing four of its majors – communication, English, humanities and social sciences. The information below is provided for reference.

The Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program is a fee-based program, which means it does not receive direct financial support from the state of Washington. Instructional course costs are charged on a per-credit basis, and the cost is the same whether you are a Washington state resident or not.

Students are also responsible for registration and technology fees as well as other required fees, as shown in this chart.

2016–2017 Quarterly Costs and Fees*
Instructional Cost $299/credit; $395/credit for HIHIM majors
Registration Fee $45
Technology Fee $8 – $38**
Other Mandatory Fees $46 – $231**

* Fees subject to change without notice

** Depending on number of credits taken

All instructional costs and fees are due at the start of each quarter.

Financial Aid

Students in fee-based programs can typically apply for various forms of aid to help cover their education costs, including federal student aid, state grants, loans, scholarships and work study. For more information, visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid page.

Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for tuition exemptions or university grants, including the Husky Promise program.

Scholarship Information

Evening Degree students are eligible for academic scholarship funds. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards provides information about University of Washington departmental scholarships as well as local and national merit-based scholarships.

The Martin Family Foundation supports two community college transfer scholarship programs to enable community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their bachelor's degrees at the UW Seattle campus.

  • The Martin Achievement Scholarship funds students who have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in art, humanities, music, science or leadership at one of the 15 community colleges located in the Puget Sound region. Students are selected in the first year of their community college career and are subsequently funded and supported through their second year of study and eventual transfer to the University of Washington.
  • The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program identifies students with superior strength of character, intellectual ability and sense of purpose. Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington state community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Scholarship awards can be for as much as $10,000 per year and are renewable for up to three years.

Applicants must be Washington state residents who are U.S. citizens or resident aliens. All applicants must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.