Funds will always be applied to your account according to the scholarship provider’s wishes. If no instructions are provided, all checks for $2000 or more will be split over the remaining quarters in the academic year. Checks for less than $2000 will be applied to the current quarter.
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Scholarship Providers’ payments must be received by SFS by the tuition due date. You may be assessed a late fee for any unpaid balance on your student account after the tuition due date. You may avoid the late fee by paying your balance on time and then have your scholarship provider’s funds reimburse you once they are received by the university.
Funds in excess of account charges may be released to you, depending on your scholarship. Please refer to the award letter from your scholarship provider for details.
Note: The University Bookstore is not part of the University of Washington and charges for books are not included in University charges.
To access your AmeriCorps award, you can complete your request online through your AmeriCorps account.
If you wish to have the award applied to your tuition, you must make this request online no later than the tuition due date. Your student account will be credited for the amount you are eligible to receive. Any charges not covered by AmeriCorps must be paid by the tuition due date.
The University of Washington will invoice Third Party scholarship providers that have agreed to pay all or a portion of a student’s tuition, fees, or other charges.
If classes are added after the first day of the quarter, which increase your tuition balance, please email email@example.com to inform Student Fiscal Services of this change. We will then send an additional invoice to your scholarship provider.
You must turn in a government agency purchase order, field order, contract, or employer sponsorship letter to Student Fiscal Services at the beginning of each quarter. Once this is received, your account will be credited and SFS will bill your scholarship provider. It will be your responsibility to pay any charges not covered by your scholarship provider or if we do not receive payment on your behalf.
If you are registered only for UW PCE classes, scholarship funds cannot be released to pay your tuition or to print you a check. Contact UW PCE for payment instructions.
All scholarships are processed through the Seattle campus and will be applied to your account in the same way regardless of which campus you attend. Please submit any necessary paperwork to the Seattle campus.
Please contact Student Fiscal Services to have a refund sent to your scholarship provider. You will need a contact name and current address for your scholarship provider in order to ensure accurate refunds.
If scholarship providers wish to have excess funds returned to them, they will need to collect the money directly from you.
Note: University of Washington does not forward any scholarship funds to other institutions. We will return your scholarship to your donor and they can re-issue the check to your school.
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
To use GET funds at the UW, the account holder must request a payment through the GET office. Their office can also advise on the appropriate number of units to request. Contact the GET office for assistance at 1-800-955-2318 or visit their website.
UW processes GET payments 3 or 4 times a week during the first few weeks of each academic quarter. During that time a payment will arrive within 2-3 business days from the day it is requested. Payments requested after that period may take additional processing time.
GET funds can be used to pay tuition and fees as well as U-Pass or housing charges. However, most GET plans do not have enough units for all of these different costs for all four years of a typical degree program. Contact the GET office for information about how to best budget your GET units.
SFS will process housing payments for students living with UW Housing and Food Services (HFS) only. For any other living arrangements, including fraternities and sororities, contact the GET office for instructions.
GET account holders can make one request for tuition, fees, and U-Pass. Housing payments should be requested separately, even for UW Housing. Requests can be made each quarter or an entire year's payments can be requested at one time from the GET office.
UW will coordinate with GET to return the payment requested if it greatly exceeds the amount owed. If the excess amount is less than $300.00, the payment will still be accepted and a refund may be sent to the student via direct deposit or by check. Sign up for direct deposit here.
To cancel or change a GET payment request, contact the GET office for assistance before the tuition due date each quarter.
For best results, request GET payments at least 2-3 days before the tuition due date each quarter. If a GET request is made after the due date, contact our office for assistance.
Both the GET office and UW must have matching SSN information on file to process a GET request. To update the UW, bring a copy of the student’s SSN card to the Office of the University Registrar in Schmitz Hall, or contact their office for more options at 206-543-8580 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the GET program has the incorrect number, contact their office to update.