Master of Library & Information Science

Tuition & Financial Aid

Residential MLIS Tuition

Cost per credit = $705*
63 credits required for degree
Average annual tuition cost (based on 30+ credits/year over two years) = $21,150*
Estimated total cost of degree = $44,415*

Online MLIS Tuition

Cost per credit = $705*
63 credits required for degree
Average annual tuition cost (based on 21 credits/year over three years) = $14,805*
Estimated total cost of degree = $44,415*

Law MLIS Tuition

Cost per credit = $705*
Average total cost of degree (based on 43 credits over 4 quarters) = $30,315*

*Estimates are based on rates for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please take into account that tuition increases each year.  In addition to tuition students should also budget for additional fees as identified here.  There is also a registration fee for self-sustaining students ($42 quarterly).

Financial Aid

Financial aid is managed by the UW Financial Aid Office and MLIS students are eligible to apply and receive aid. Contact the UW Financial Aid Office at 206-543-6101 or osfa@uw.edu for information on additional types of aid to help support you as a student.

Residential MLIS Financial Aid

As part of an on-campus program, financial aid for Residential MLIS students may cover tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous fees. Financial aid is automatically assessed and awarded at 10 credits* for full-time programs.

Online MLIS Financial Aid

As part of an online/off-campus program, financial aid for Online MLIS students is limited to tuition only. Financial aid is automatically assessed and awarded at 5 credits* for part-time programs.

Law MLIS Financial Aid

As part of an on-campus program, financial aid for Law MLIS students may cover tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous fees.  Financial aid is automatically assessed and awarded at 10 credits* for full-time programs.

*Additional aid can be requested if additional credits are taken in a particular quarter. Fill out the Revision Request for Additional Expenses at and submit it to the UW Financial Aid Office.

More Information

Tuition and related fees
Graduate tuition categories 
UW financial aid 
General MLIS scholarship information

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