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PhD Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Graduate tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $17,136 for Washington State residents and $30,036 for nonresidents and international students.

The School of Drama generally provides funding for at least the first four calendar years 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.

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

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 .

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