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Tuition and Financing

The total program fee for the 12-month MSIS Program is $43,712 for residents and $49,588 for non-residents. Tuition payments are paid quarterly and due by the Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadline. Details of how to pay tuition are available on the Tuition Payment website.

Admitted international applicants are required to show proof of adequate financial support. Learn more about the financial ability requirement from the UW Graduate School.

Program Tuition and Fees

Estimated Tuition

Quarterly Tuition1 Quarterly University Fees1 Number of Enrolled Quarters Total Program Cost
Resident: $10,557 $351 4 $43,712
Non-Resident: $12,046 $351 4 $49,588

Admitted students are required to pay a $3,000 non-refundable and non-transferable acceptance fee (which replaces the enrollment confirmation deposit). This deposit is paid via credit card online and applied to their summer quarter tuition balance.

Other Estimated Expenses2 12 Month Estimate
Room and Board $22,674
Books and Supplies $825
Local Transportation $1,581
Personal Expenses $2,508
Health Insurance3 $1,872

1 Tuition and fees amounts shown are based on the 2024-2025 year and are subject to change. (Office of Planning and Budgeting)
2Average living expenses are calculated from the 2024-2025 Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) Student Budgets
3All matriculated international students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to purchase. See details on the ISHIP website

For a complete summary of tuition charges and associated feeds, visit the University’s Tuition Overview.

Students in all fee-based programs, including this degree, are not eligible for the Graduate University Grant programs, including the Husky Promise program. Please note, MSIS administered through the Foster School of Business, not through UW Professional & Continuing Education (UW PCE). For additional information, see fee based programs and financial aid, and fee based program FAQ.

Financing Your MSIS

Foster MSIS students often finance their education through a combination of educational loans, scholarships, employer tuition benefits and personal funds.

Program Scholarship

The MSIS Program offers limited scholarships. The scholarship application is an optional part of the application for admission. Submission of the application should be included with initial program admission materials through the online application on the UW Graduate Admissions website.

Federal Loans

Domestic applicants may apply for federal loans. To apply, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Access the online FAFSA form. The priority deadline for FAFSA submittal is January 15 and you may submit the form anytime after January 1. Please list the “University of Washington-Seattle”, Code 003798 in Section G of the application. Qualified students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 per year through the Federal Stafford Direct Loan program.

Summer quarter financial aid requests should be submitted by May. Find out more about how to get financial aid for summer quarter.

For complete information, contact the UW Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
Office of Student Financial Aid
University of Washington
Box 355880
Seattle, WA 98195-5880
Phone: 206-543-6101
Email: [email protected]

Private Loans

Private loans are another option to secure funds for your educational expenses. We strongly encourage qualified students to exhaust all federal loan options before applying for private loans. You are encourage to conduct independent research and can borrow from any lender you prefer.

Former or Current Military

The University of Washington participates in the Post-911 GI Bill Program and Foster MSIS students are eligible to apply for the Tillman Military Scholars Program. Applicants are encouraged to apply for a GMAT exam fee reimbursement. Connect with the UW Veteran’s Center to learn more.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The UW Libraries provides resources for funding graduate studies. You can browse through their resources guide for possible opportunities.

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