One of the benefits for UW and some State of Washington employees is tuition exemption, which allows you to take a limited number of credits each quarter without being subject to the same tuition and fees as non-exempt students at the University of Washington.
To use this benefit you must have applied to the UW for a non-matriculated or matriculated status, been admitted and have current active status. You must also submit, in advance of each quarter you wish to enroll, the appropriate tuition exemption form, along with the required fee. You will also be charged a technology fee, which is charged per credit of enrollment.
Frequently asked questions
How do I request tuition exemption status at the UW?
Please visit the UW Tuition Exemption Status page for guidelines and details.
Are there any costs to me as a tuition-exempt student?
Yes, there is a cost to initially apply to the UW and a quarterly fee to sign up for tuition exemption. You will also be charged a technology fee, which is charged per credit of enrollment. Visit the UW Tuition Exemption Status page for details.
Are any School of Nursing courses not eligible for tuition exemption?
The following School of Nursing courses do not qualify for tuition exemption:
- ALL NCLIN courses
- NMETH 598, 600, 700, 800, 801
- NURS 499, 599
- Any course offered through UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE)
Enrollment in School of Nursing courses not included in this list may or may not be open to enrollment if you are NOT a matriculating School of Nursing student. If you are not a current UW School of Nursing student, please contact Student and Academic Services before attempting to use your tuition exemption benefit: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.543.8736.
Do I need to apply for tuition exemption each quarter I attend?
You only need to apply once to the UW as long as you maintain continuous enrollment in the same status (summer quarter excepted). However, you must apply for tuition exemption prior to each quarter in which you intend to use it.