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Tuition

Holds are placed preventing registration and changes to your schedule. We will not release your diploma or transcripts. A late charge is assessed.

You should immediately contact our Receivables team at 206-616-5421 to discuss your situation and any options that may be available to you.

If you are registered for the current quarter, you may also want to contact Financial Aid to see if funds may be available to you.

Unpaid charges may be sent to outside collections. A percentage based collection fee, up to 40% of your charges, will be added to the amount our collection agency will manage. For example, if your past due balance is $10,000, the amount owed increases to $14,000.00.

Students must have all past due charges owed to the University paid in full in order to register for any classes. If you are having troubles paying your tuition and fees, please contact us at sfshelp@uw.edu or call us at 206-543-4694. We can still help with payment plans to prevent your account from being sent to outside collections.

Other charges owed, e.g., Library or Parking fines, Health Center charges, child care, etc., need to be paid directly to the specific Department. SFS does not have those amounts, cannot take those payments, and cannot remove those holds.

Payment plans are normally no longer than 90 days. Longer plans will be reviewed based on your financial situation.

Every time you register you acknowledge a Financial Liability Agreement informing you of the rules regarding your tuition bill and what happens to the account if it becomes delinquent.

Yes, please contact us by complete the following form, https://finance.uw.edu/sfs/hold-removal-request so we can manually review your student account.

Loans

Our vendor ECSI, manages our Perkins, Health Professional, Institutional, and past due Short Term Loans. All federal loans, Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, Grad Plus, and Parent Plus are managed by vendors that work in conjunction with the Department of Education.

For Federal loans you can go to nslds.ed.gov or studentloans.gov.  For loans handled by the University, go to https://heartland.ecsi.net/.  You can sign up for on-line access to your account. This enables you to manage your student loan account through their website.   It is critical that you keep in touch with the university and ECSI by providing us with your updated email, address and phone number so we can contact you with any changes/concerns about your loans. 

Contact ECSI, at 1-888-549-3274 or email cservice@ecsi.net to discuss your situation and they will provide you with any available options for you.

Certain loans provide benefits such as deferment, forbearance, loan rehabilitation or cancellation. These benefits can postpone payments, reduce payment amounts or cancel some or all of the principal loan balance. Other payment arrangements may be possible.

If you have a period of prolonged illness, unemployment, or other hardships that prevents you from making scheduled payments, you may qualify for a deferment or forbearance.   It is best to call ECSI and discuss your situation.  They will assist you and provide you the links to find the required forms.  Note:  there are other situations that may allow you to get a deferment or forbearance, so we encourage you to contact ECSI at 1-888-549-3274 or email cservice@ecsi.net

Defaulted Perkins Loans can be restored to current loan status through rehabilitation. To do so, the borrower must enter into a written payment agreement and voluntarily make nine (9) on time consecutive monthly payments in an amount determined by ECSI. If a Perkins Loan is successfully rehabilitated, eligibility for new Title IV financial aid will be reinstated, the original terms including deferment and cancellation benefits will be reinstated, and late payment history will be removed from the credit history. A borrower may rehabilitate a loan only once; if a loan goes into default again, the default status will continue until the loan is paid in full.

The university may declare a loan to be in default for failure to:

  • Make a scheduled payment when due
  • Submit to the university, on or before the due date of a scheduled payment, documentation of eligibility for forbearance, deferment, or cancellation; or
  • Non-compliance with the terms and conditions of the Master Promissory Note or written repayment agreement.

The consequences for defaulting on a Perkins Loan may include, but is not limited to:

  • Reporting to credit bureaus, delinquent debt collections procedures under Federal law, and litigation
  • Referral to collections agencies and incurring additional charges
  • Loss of eligibility for deferment, forbearance or cancellation benefits
  • Loss of eligibility for future Title IV Federal financial aid (Perkins, Pell Grants, Federal Direct or Federal Family Education Loans, or any other Federal Aid)
  • The loan may be accelerated, and the entire balance declared immediately due and payable, including principal, interest, late fees and collection costs.
  • The loan may be assigned to the Department of Education for collections
  • Inability to order official transcripts until the loan is paid current

In cases where payments are not made for an extended period of time, we will send you a number of notices, and if we do not hear back from you, you may be sent to collections. Your promissory note and/or The Financial Liability Agreement, which students sign at registration provides the information regarding collections and the costs of collection efforts. Collection fees are percentage based, determined by your balance and added to the amount our collection agencies manage.

For example: Your past due loans are $10,000. If the collection fees are 40%, $4,000 is added to the amount sent to collections and you now owe $14,000!

Parents

Tuition rates are based on the student’s classification as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in addition to their residency classification.

Rates are found at: washington.edu/admin/pb/home/opb-tuition.htm

  1. The tuition statement on MyUW serves as the official tuition bill. No paper bills are sent for tuition. MyUW can be found at my.uw.edu.
  2. Housing & Food Services will bill separately for UW housing. This fee will appear on the official tuition bill at the beginning of the quarter only if the student notifies Housing & Food Services that financial aid will pay for their housing. Contact HFS (206-543- 4059) if you need to set up financial aid payment.
  3. Participation in Early Fall Start will be paid for at the time of registration. Questions should be directed to Professional and Continuing Education at 206-543- 2310 or email efs@u.washington.edu. For more information go to: outreach.washington.edu/efs/

Students are required to give permission via MyUW before student fiscal information can be given to third parties such as parents. The third party will receive an email notification once this access has been established with their own password to allow them to view a modified version of MyUW. Please go to can sdb.admin.washington.edu/sisStudents/uwnetid/release.aspx to find account access.

  1. Pay online with web check. Web check is a free service! Information can be found at: f2.washington.edu/fm/sfs/tuition/payment
  2. Pay by credit card. There is a convenience fee each time you make a credit card payment. Go directly to the Tuition/Fees Payment by Credit Card web page at sdb.admin.washington.edu/parents/ccpay.asp
  3. Pay by check: Mail to University of Washington, P.O. Box 3981, Seattle, WA 98124-3981. Make sure the student number is on the check.

Other payment are available at: f2.washington.edu/fm/sfs/tuition/payment/

University of Washington
Scholarships
P.O. Box 24967
Seattle, WA 98124

Students need to report all scholarships to the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) if they were not already reported on their award notice.

Note: To check on the status of a scholarship, first call the sponsor.

Complete application and sign the Master Promissory Note online at studentloans.gov

  1. Log in to your GET account at www.get.wa.gov and follow the instructions to notify them where the student will be attending and how many units to use. UW uploads GET files three times a week.
  2. Usually funds are disbursed to student account within 3-5 days. Funds can only be used to pay charges on the student account (including UW housing).
  1. Student applies for the benefit in the UW VA office at 206-543- 6122.
  2. VA office certifies the account and requests the money for the student.
  3. SFS pays tuition for the student after we receive the funds.