Funding, Aid and Scholarships

Students in the College of Education fund their degree programs in many different ways. Below you will find information about several different sources of funding & financial aid.


We support approximately 75 graduate students each academic year through roles as teaching assistants (TA) and research assistants (RA). TAs help professors with tasks like grading and leading discussions, while RAs contribute to research projects.

Learn about assistantships


The UW College of Education Faculty Council awards multiple scholarships each year. Awards can range from $2,000 to the full cost of education. These scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of alumni and other supporters. We also keep a database of external scholarship opportunities designed for aspiring educators.

Find a scholarship

Financial Aid

The UW Office of Student Financial Aid is the primary source of financial assistance for most students. UW requires students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be qualified for federal financial aid programs.

Student Financial Aid website

The Husky Promise

The University of Washington believes students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the UW. If students are admitted to the UW and qualify for the Husky Promise, we promise to pay their tuition.

Learn about the promise

Additional funding resources