To qualify for financial aid at the University of Washington, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be admitted to the University in a degree granting program, demonstrate financial need, not be in default on a previous student loan or owe a repayment on a grant, and be making satisfactory progress toward a degree. To begin the financial aid process at the University of Washington, please visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid website. For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be received by the federal application processor by the University’s deadline of January 15. You must file a FAFSA every year and applications will be available online for the following year starting January 1. For more information regarding financial aid, please contact The UW Office of Student Financial Aid.

Funding for International Students

The University of Washington is a public institution; therefore no state or federal financial assistance is offered to international students. Students, their families, and sponsors must assume all financial responsibility for tuition and living expenses. It is very important that applicants review the expected expenses before deciding to apply for admission.

Although financial aid or work-study positions from the University of Washington is not available for international students, the UW International Student Services website provides helpful information to international students attending the University of Washington.

International students may qualify to apply for some Department Scholarships. The Department Scholarship descriptions are announced in winter quarter to all current architecture students. Since these scholarships vary from year to year we cannot provide a current list, however a list from the previous year is available on our website here.

Admissions Scholarships

The Department of Architecture has a limited number of scholarships awarded to top tier candidates at the time of admissions. There is no separate application form to complete. All who submit an application are automatically considered.

Department Scholarships

Once admitted to the Department, students are eligible to apply for our annual Department Scholarships. Eligibility for these awards varies, but a majority are need-based scholarships, so a FAFSA or Financial Need Assessment Form for Non- Citizen/Permanent Residents should be completed (form provided when Call for Applications is announced). Students apply for these scholarships during winter quarter and funds are dispersed the following autumn quarter.

Last year’s list of scholarships can be found here.

Work-Study Opportunities

The Department of Architecture employs many of our students from research assistants to exhibit coordinators. For employment in the Department of Architecture, preference is given to students who are Work-Study eligible.

To qualify for Work-Study jobs students must demonstrate financial need and have a Work-Study award as part of your overall financial aid award. To determine work-study eligibility, a FAFSA must be submitted.

All questions regarding work study eligibility should be directed to the UW Financial Aid Office.