Federal & State Aid for MLIS students
The primary federal funding for graduate students is loans, which differ from undergraduate loans.
- They are available in large loan amounts (up to $20,500 per year).
- They are based on the 10-year treasury note and are at a higher interest rate.
- They are usually not subsidized, which means interest rates begin accruing immediately.
- They have different terms of repayment than undergrad loans.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA in order to be eligible to receive federal loans. Financial aid awards are managed by the UW Financial Aid Office. Contact the UW Financial Aid Office at 206-543-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on additional types of aid to help support you as a student.
International students are not eligible to receive federal loans from the U.S. government and have limited funding options. Additional information is available through the UW International Student Services Office.
State aid varies depending on where you live, where you plan to study and what you plan to study. You are advised to do your research. (Most of the Washington state funds focus on undergraduates, but there are some funds available for specific diversity groups.)