Tuition and Residency Information
- Tiers: MS & PhD students pay Tier III Tuition Rates, while MPH students pay Master of Public Health Tuition Rates
- Tuition Rates Website
Qualifying for Resident Tuition Rates
If you have lived in WA for less than 12 months when you applied for admission, but will have lived and worked here a
for year by the start of your first quarter, then you must apply for
resident classification about 2 months in advance of your first quarter; it is not automatic. Read the website now for the
requirements, which must be completed a year in advance of resident classification!
New Residents Must Do Now! To qualify, follow these
- If this applies to you, make sure you complete all the pre-requisites now or you will NOT qualify!
CAREFULLY from the FIRST day you arrive in Washington state. Students who do not obtain all the required documentation within 30
days of arriving in WA will be denied resident tuition.
- Apply for resident classification 2 months in advance of the applicable quarter. It is TIME CONSUMING to gather all the required
- You must have worked at least 30 hours/week (20 hours/week as an RA/TA/SA, trainee or fellow) for a full calendar year to qualify.
- International students are not eligible for resident classification.
- Postdoctoral Fellows at UW and related teaching hospitals
- Many postdoc fellowships do not pay tuition; it is not allowed by the NIH in many cases.
- We can request a Non-resident Differential (NRD) waiver for 4 consecutive quarters from the date your fellowship begins. To
do this, your fellowship or job must be at least 50% FTE.
- The four quarter limit applies whether the postdoctoral fellow is registered or not.
- After 10 months of the fellowship, you MUST apply for residency to qualify for resident tuition for your 2nd year.
- International students do not qualify for resident tuition, so will have to pay non-resident tuition after the first 4
quarters of the fellowship.
- Children’s Hospital, FHCRC, and VA Fellows: Ask your fellowship department to make sure you have a UW "paid direct"
appointment, if allowed. (Some Children's fellowships are ineligible.)
- A month in advance, you must notify the Epidemiology Program Office at email@example.com
to let us know that you need an NRD waiver for that quarter. We need your Employee ID (EID).
- See below for the Faculty/Staff Partial Tuition Exemption.
- American Indian Students who meet the following two conditions are eligible to pay resident
- For a period of one year immediately prior to enrollment the student must have lived in one or a combination of the following
states: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
- The student must be a member of one of the federally recognized Indian tribes, as determined under Title 25 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (25CFR#), whose traditional and customary tribal boundaries included portions of the State of Washington, or
whose tribe was granted reserved lands within the State of Washington.
UW Faculty/Staff Partial Tuition Exemption Program
Tuition for up to 6 class credits (non-research credits numbered below 600) per quarter may be waived for UW post-doctoral fellows,
staff (not student or temporary positions) and Washington State employees if approved by the supervisor and the employing department chair.
- A student who is eligible for resident tuition and who takes at least 6 class credits will owe about $800/quarter in tuition if he or
she chooses to attend the University fulltime (may include up to 10 600-level credits or above).
- A student who is not eligible for resident tuition can take up to 6 class credits for about $75/quarter in fees with the Faculty/Staff
Exemption Program. Any credits above 6 will be charged at the non-resident rate, if applicable, which will cost about $2,200/qtr.
- Restrictions: The tuition exemption does NOT apply to independent study/research (Epi 600), thesis (Epi 700) or dissertation (Epi
800) credits. However, if you plan carefully, you can take 6 credits of classes (under 600) at the same time as research credits in order
to reduce your tuition bill to about $800/quarter.
- Detailed Tuition Exemption Regulations
Types of Funding Available
How to Select and Contact Faculty to Look for a Research Assistant (RA) Position
Benefits Information for RAs and TAs at the UW
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This page was last updated on
February 2, 2012