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Tuition and Financing

The total program fee for the 12-month MSCM Program is $46,386 for residents and $50,912 for non-residents.
Estimated fees and estimated total program cost are outlined below. Fees are paid quarterly and are due by the Tuition/Fee Assessment Deadline. Admitted students are required to pay a $2,000 non-refundable and non-transferable tuition deposit. This deposit is applied to your summer quarter tuition balance. 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. Details about this financial ability requirement can be found on the Graduate School’s website.


Quarterly fee: $11,246
Quarterly University fees1: $351
Number of quarters enrolled: 4
Total program cost: $46,386


Quarterly fee: $12,378
Quarterly University fees1: $351
Number of quarters enrolled: 4
Total program cost: $50,912

Other Estimated Expenses2 for 2023-2024

Room and Board: $22,251
Books and Supplies: $825
Local Transportation: $1,581
Personal Expenses: $2,508
Health Insurance3: $1,965

1Fee amount shown is based on the 2023-24 year and is subject to change Office of Planning and Budgeting.
2Average living expenses are calculated from the 2023-24 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 fees, visit the University’s Tuition Overview.

Establishing Washington State Residency

The Office of the University Registrar provides information about residency requirements.

Financing your MSCM

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

The MSCM Program is a fee-based program. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for the tuition exemption program, institutional tuition waivers or the Undergraduate/Graduate University Grant programs, including the Husky Promise program. For additional information, see fee based programs and financial aid and fee based program FAQ.

Federal student loans are issued through the Department of Education and are available to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents only. Qualified students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 per year through the Federal Stafford Direct Loan program. The Federal Student Aid Estimator is the US Department of Education’s free calculator that gives you an early estimate of your financial aid award.

UW’s federal financial aid code for the FAFSA is 003798. For the specific application deadlines, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

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) at [email protected] or 206-543-6101.

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 encouraged to conduct independent research and can borrow from any lender you prefer. There are resources available from the OSFA website to make an informed decision about alternative loan options.
Non-U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid. International students are encouraged to pursue private educational loans available from their home country. UW’s International Student Services office provides information on Financial Assistance for International Students. Additional resources are available at eduPASS and IEFA.
As a veteran, current active duty member, or a dependent of military personnel, you may be entitled to VA benefits to fund your education. These benefits may include funding for tuition and fees, housing, books, and meals. For more information on financing your MSCM through VA funding, please visit the UW Veteran’s Center (some funding sources may not be applicable to fee-based programs).
The UW Libraries provides resources for funding graduate studies. You can browse through their resources guide for possible opportunities.