What is covered

TA/RA Appointees :

  • Tuition waiver: Operating fee, Building fee and Technology Fee 
  • Appointee Responsibility: Services and Activities fee, IMA Bond fee, Facilities Renovation fee, U-Pass and Additional course fees 
    • Student fee is due by the 3rd Friday of each quarter
    • May be subject to a late payment fee if not received on or before due date 
  • ASE Waiver information is posted on the Office of Planning & Budgeting website

Fellowship and Stipend Appointees: 

  • Tuition waiver: Non-Residential Differential (waives non-resident portion of tuition), and some job codes may get Tech fee or building fee waiver
  • Appointee Responsibility: Resident tuition, Services and Activities fee, IMA Bond fee, Facilities Renovation fee, U-Pass and Additional course fees
  • Some departments may pay your in-state tuition fee, inquire with your department for details
    • Student fee is due by the 3rd Friday of each quarter
    • May be subject to a late payment fee if not received on or before due date 

Please read more information from the Grad School website or refer to your offer letter. 

Additional fees which are not payable by department budgets may include the following:

  • Tuition forfeiture fee 
  • Lab fees
  • Course fees
  • Credit hour surcharge (cost of tuition for taking more than 18 credits)
  • Late change fee
  • Late payment fee*
  • Returned item fee
  • Charge for replacing lost or expired checks
  • Study Abroad program fees
  • UW Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) fees

*Late payment charges may, under certain circumstances, be waived upon request from the department. For further information, please call Student Fiscal Services at (206) 543-4694.

Continuum College students enrolled with Professional and Continuing Education will receive departmental waivers and awards through the PCE office. Contact their office at 206-685-6330 or email CtnmRev@uw.edu.

Maintaining eligibility

To remain eligible for your waiver, you must:

  • have an appointment time totaling up to 50% or more
  • be paid for 5 of the 6 consecutive pay periods of the academic quarter, or 2 consecutive pay periods at anytime during the summer
  • be currently registered for a minimum of 10 credits, or approved by the Graduate School for reduced enrollment (2 credits during summer quarter)
  • have an appointment schedule in the University of Washington Workday system with an eligible job code

Viewing and paying your tuition balance

You may view your tuition balance on MyUW.

Your tuition balance at the beginning of the quarter should reflect your tuition waiver. If your balance is still reflecting full tuition, or you have received less than what you think you may be entitled to, contact your department. They can make sure the paperwork has been sent through to the Payroll Office and explain the details of your award. Please also verify with your department that your social security number and student number are the same in both the Workday and SDB systems.

If your appointment is late, be sure and pay YOUR portion by the tuition due date to avoid late fees.

You may pay your balance either by check, money order, cash, electronically from your bank account, or by credit card over the internet. If you mail your check or place it in the drop slot at the north entrance of Schmitz Hall, please write your student number on the check. If there are not sufficient funds in your bank account to cover your check, you will be charged a return item fee of $25 and possible late payment fees by the Student Fiscal Services Office. Your bank may also charge you additional fees.

Resources

For more information on Academic Student Employment, check with your department or contact the Graduate School.

For other questions regarding your tuition balance, contact the Student Fiscal Services Office via web or phone at 206-543-4694.