Application fee

U.S. students

The $80 application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply for admission. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, to another campus of the UW, or to another student.

Fee Waivers

For students with confirmed financial hardship, the University of Washington provides a waiver of the application fee. 

Receiving a fee waiver will have no bearing whatsoever on the review of your application for admission, and the information you provide will not be released to anyone for any purpose.

Conditions for Granting a Fee Waiver

Generally, UW Admissions waives the application fee if you are a U.S. applicant (citizen, permanent resident or refugee), with financial need. HB 1079 students: you, too, are eligible as long as you submit the U.S. freshman application.

How to Request a Fee Waiver

The fee waiver request is embedded in the Coalition application. No additional forms or documents are required. If your request is not approved, you'll need to pay the application fee before submitting your applciation.

Further Guidance

If you have questions about the fee waiver process or wish to speak to a staff member, please contact the Office of Admissions.

International students

The 90 USD application fee is non-refundable and must be submitted each time you apply.

The application fee must be paid each time you submit an application.

  • Applying online. You may pay by credit card, debit card, or an electronic check from a U.S. checking account. The application fee must be paid at the time you submit the online application and cannot be submitted separately. The online application cannot be processed or reviewed by the Office of Admissions unless the application fee has been paid online and submitted with the online application. 
  • Applying with a paper application. You must mail a check, bank draft, or money order payable through a U.S. bank and addressed to “University of Washington.” You may use any major foreign bank that has a U.S. branch or affiliate. Ensure the applicant’s name appears on the check or money order the same way it is written on the application. Do not send cash.

Applications received without the application fee at the time of submission will be considered incomplete and cannot be processed.