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Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Graduate tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year $18,633 for Washington State residents and $32,511 for nonresidents and international students (who do not have WA State residency status).

For M.F.A. in Acting, Design, and Directing Students

The School of Drama has a limited number of scholarships, fellowships, graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships available. All students who are admitted into the program are automatically considered for assistance.

For Ph.D. in Theatre History and Performance Studies Students

The School of Drama generally provides funding at least into the fifth year of PhD students' programs. Funding for PhD students comes primarily through Academic Student Employee (ASE) appointments such as Teaching and Research Assistantships. Students receive additional funding for research and travel during their time in the program. A limited number of additional scholarships and fellowships are also available.

Filing the FAFSA

The University of Washington Office of Student Financial Aid administers need-based federal, state and private financial aid programs. The University requires students who are applying for aid to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available from the UW's Office of Student Financial Aid or from other college and university financial aid offices. (For Step 6 the University's code is 003798.)  The UW financial aid priority filing date is January 15.

We recommend the FAFSA be submitted by the deadline, even though an applicant will not know whether an offer of admission will be made. For additional information, contact:

UW Office of Student Financial Aid

Other Resources

The Fellowship and Assistantship Division of the Graduate School offers information on funding resources for graduate students.

The Housing and Food Services Office provides information on University housing. Contact them at (206)543-4059 or

More information is also available on the University's student web pages at .

More Questions?

For additional information on application procedures, contact the School of Drama's Graduate Program Advisor at (206) 543-0714 or email