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 more than 120 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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional funding resources
- The Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Assistantships Calendar publicizes upcoming deadlines and additional information.
- The Graduate School's Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) administers funding programs for diverse and BIPOC students.
- The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) offers workshops, blog posts, and individual consultations to help guide admitted graduate students, explaining the available print and online resources.
- The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards provides information and resources to help students learn about scholarship and fellowship searches and application processes.