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All fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition and fees for classroom-based credit courses
Autumn 2018 – Summer 2019

Courses numbered 499 & below (1–5 cr)
Number of credits 1 2 3 4 5
Tuition 338.00 676.00 1014.00 1352.00 1690.00
Tech fee 8.00 8.00 11.00 15.00 19.00
Total cost
w/ $45 reg. fee
391.00 729.00 1070.00 1412.00 1754.00

Courses numbered 499 & below (6–10 cr)
Number of credits 6 7 8 9 10
Tuition 2028.00 2366.00 2704.00 3042.00 3380.00
Tech fee 23.00 27.00 30.00 34.00 38.00
Total cost
w/ $45 reg. fee
2096.00 2438.00 2779.00 3121.00 3463.00

Courses numbered 500 & above (1–5 cr)
Number of credits 1 2 3 4 5
Tuition 846.00 1692.00 2538.00 3384.00 4230.00
Tech fee 11.00 11.00 16.00 22.00 27.00
Total cost
w/ $45 reg. fee
902.00 1748.00 2599.00 3451.00 4302.00

Courses numbered 500 & above (6–10 cr)
Number of credits 6 7 8 9 10
Tuition 5076.00 5922.00 6768.00 7614.00 8460.00
Tech fee 33.00 38.00 38.00 38.00 38.00
Total cost
w/ $45 reg. fee
5154.00 6005.00 6851.00 7697.00 8543.00

Note: If both a credit course numbered 100–499 and a credit course numbered 500 and above are taken in the same quarter, the higher 500-and-above fee will be charged for both courses, except online learning. Tuition does not cap out at any certain number of credits. Students will continue to pay the per-credit rate shown in the table above regardless of the number of credits taken. However, tech fees do cap out at $38.

Registration/late fees

All registrants pay a nonrefundable $45 registration fee each quarter. A nonrefundable $25 late fee in addition to the registration fee will be charged to students registering on or after the first day of the quarter. Some academic departments require that Non-Degree students register after the first day of the quarter at which time the $25 late fee is usually assessed. Contact the appropriate department to determine if there are procedures for waiving the late fee. Waiving the late fee is at the discretion of each department.

Additional fees

Some credit courses may have additional fees (i.e., lab fees) charged by departments and billed separately by the University. See "Tuition Statement" on MyUW for fee totals. Also, please note that fee-based courses are charged at the fee-based course rate, which may vary (and possibly cost more than) the fee rates listed above. If you have questions about the cost of a course, please contact UW Non-Degree Registration Services.

Course status change fee

A nonrefundable $20 fee is charged for each course transfer or status change after the first week of the quarter, including single course drops.

Technology fee

The technology fee gives students access to the Internet, World Wide Web, email, computer and multimedia workstations and laboratories, computer software and dial-up telephone service. The fee is refundable on the same basis as tuition. All credit students pay a technology fee based on the number of credits for which they are enrolled.

Payment policy

Payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. Fees cannot be billed, except to third-party payers within the United States who include a purchase order or letter of authorization to bill with the registration form. Payment by VISA or MasterCard is accepted with no additional fee. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks. Students should submit payment for tuition and fees to UW Non-Degree Registration Services.

Payment agreement form

Non-Degree students who plan to pay with a private bank or educational loan should download, print and complete the Payment agreement form (PDF). Mail, fax or deliver your completed payment agreement as instructed on the form.


Under the G.I. Bill, veterans may be eligible for reimbursement of course fees (textbooks not included) when enrolled in online learning and other select courses offered through UW Non-Degree enrollment. Application for such benefits should be made through the Veteran's Center, 520 Schmitz Hall, 206-543-6122.

Refund policy

Students must make a written request to withdraw from any credit course regardless of whether the course was being taken for credit or audited. If you have registered for a course, refer to your confirmation/receipt for applicable refund deadlines, or call UW Non-Degree Registration Services at 206-543-2310.

If we are unable to enroll you in a course, or if your course is cancelled, you will receive a refund of all fees associated with that course within three weeks. Refund checks will be issued to third-party payers if a third-party payer made the original payment.

Tax benefits

Under the Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC), taxpayers may be eligible to claim up to $2000 of qualified tuition and related expenses as a tax credit. The LLC covers qualified education expenses paid for academic periods during the tax year. While the tax credit excludes expenses covered by scholarships, tax-free grants, or employer education assistance, it does include all qualified out-of-pocket expenses and those paid by loans. For detailed information, please refer to IRS Publication 970, "Tax Benefits for Education."