FAQs

Can PhD students continue to collect data during a school break or while in on-leave status?

Matriculated, continuing students may collect data when not enrolled. Supervisory chairs (or other responsible faculty) must recognize their responsibility if allowing students to conduct research when not enrolled.

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.

Are there any School of Nursing courses which are 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 School of Nursing student, please contact the School of Nursing before attempting to use your tuition exemption benefit: sonsas@uw.edu/(206) 543-8736

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: http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/tuition_exempt.html

How do I request tuition exemption status at the UW?

Please visit the UW Tuition Exemption Status page for guidelines and details: http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/tuition_exempt.html

What is tuition exemption status?

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.

I completed the out-of-date/missing compliance piece. How long until the hold is removed from my student account?

After completing the out-of-date or missing compliance piece, it can take 24-48 hours for the system to update your status.

Why is there a hold on my student account?

Holds can be placed on student accounts for a number of reasons, but the most common is due to being out of date or missing a compliance piece. You can see your most up-to-date compliance status at: https://apps.nursing.uw.edu/student-compliance/

What should I do prior to Orientation?

All new students should: -set aside the full day for your designated orientation dates, -make sure your prerequisite courses and degrees are complete and you have sent updated transcripts to both the University of Washington and the School of Nursing -download and thoroughly read through the information in your program's GoKit -be on the lookout for an email from Student and Academic Services with specific instructions for orientation -complete all compliance requirements by the deadline -contact the School of Nursing in advance if you require special assistance/disability accommodations -contact the University of Washington and the School of Nursing if you have updated your name and/or contact information

What should I bring to Orientation?

Please bring your photo ID/Husky Card.

Where do I need to go for orientation?

New student should come t the University of Washington Seattle campus for their mandatory orientation. Your orientation will take place in the Health Sciences Building (T-Wing) and South Campus Center. Signs will be posted and staff will be available to direct you to the appropriate rooms. Please allow enough time to either bus to campus or to find parking and walk to the Health Sciences Building. Parking on campus is $15/day, and you should let the gate attendant know you wish to park close to the Health Sciences Building/hospital.