Tuition Exemption FAQ

This information applies to Seattle campus students only. UW-Bothell and UW-Tacoma students should check with their respective campuses about tuition exempt policies.

How do I request tuition exemption status at the University of Washington?

UW employees should submit a completed Faculty Staff Tuition Exemption Form (UoW 1374) or non-UW employee should submit the Application for State Tuition Exemption Program Form (UoW 1250) to:

University of Washington
Registration Office
225 Schmitz Hall, Box 355850
Seattle, Washington 98195-8580

Submit the appropriate form at least 10 days before the quarter begins. A tuition exemption form must be submitted each quarter. Tuition Exemption Forms are also available from:

Are there any costs to me as a tuition-exempt student?

Yes. In addition, please note that some School of Nursing courses are ineligible for tuition-exemption (see below):

  • An application form must be accompanied by an application fee of $35. Send a check or money order (U.S. dollars only) payable to the University of Washington. Do not send cash. The application fee is nonrefundable.
  • A $30 non-refundable registration fee and any additional tuition for credits over 6 will be billed to the employee.
  • A $25.00 late registration fee will be assessed if the student initially registers for the quarter on or after the eighth calendar day of that quarter.
  • A $20.00 fee will be charged for all registration changes made on a single day beginning the eighth calendar day of the quarter.
  • Tuition exempt students must pay:
    • the quarterly UW Technology Fee;
    • any course fees as listed on the Time Schedule; and
    • if matriculated in the School of Nursing, the one-time Student Health Fee.
    • for any School of Nursing course/program that does NOT qualify for tuition exemption (see below).

To which courses and/or programs does tuition exemption NOT apply?

The following School of Nursing courses do not qualify for tuition exemption:



NCLIN599, 798
NMETH598, 600, 700, 800, 801
NURS499, 599
Any course offered through UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE)

Do I need to apply each quarter I attend?

You need only apply once to the University as long as you maintain continuous enrollment in the same status (Summer Quarter excepted). However, a Tuition Exemption Form must be submitted each quarter to be eligible for the tuition exemption.