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Paying for College


The University of Washington helps to make your education affordable by providing financial assistance in a number of areas – from grants and loans to scholarships and work-study opportunities. Each year the UW awards more than $240 million in aid to over half of our undergraduate students. Be sure to apply for financial aid by the priority filing date of January 15. Finding scholarships will be a tough process. As you search for scholarship keep in mind that the investment that you make in your education will certainly pay off. Below are a few resources to get you started.

  • Husky Promise
    Husky Promise guarantees full tuition and standard fees will be covered by grant or scholarship support for eligible Washington state students.
  • UW Diversity Scholarship
    The UW Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen is privately supported by the generous contributions of many individuals, organizations and local businesses, including Costco and Boeing. It awards $10,000 per year for four years to high-achieving high-need students who are entering the UW as freshmen from communities that are traditionally underserved in education.The following factors may be considered in the selection process:

    • Academic record (curriculum, grades)
    • Personal background and community service
    • Financial need, as evidenced from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
    • Residency in the state of Washington
    • Part of an underserved group such as youth in foster care, historically underrepresented minority students, and students who are the first in their family to pursue a college degree.

    To be considered, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA/WASFA as soon after October 1 as possible, but before January 15. Students whose admission applications indicate that they may meet the scholarship criteria will be reviewed automatically – no additional application is needed. Eligible students will be notified in March.

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