The Full-Time and Mid-Career MSIM programs are self-sustaining/fee-based programs. Tuition is charged on a per credit basis directly to the student. The University of Washington reserves the right to change tuition and fees without prior notice, and tuition is expected to increase in the future. Note that the cost of the MSIM program is the same for both Washington state residents and non-residents. MSIM students are also eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of tuition.
Below is the tuition information for the Full-Time and Mid-Career MSIM programs in 2017-2018:
Full-Time MSIM Tuition
Cost per credit = $785*
Total of 65 credits to graduate; 2-year program
Annual tuition costs of approximately $25,513 per year
Total cost of degree is approximately $51,025
Mid-Career MSIM Tuition
Cost per credit = $785*
Total of 47 credits to graduate; 2-year program
Annual tuition costs of approximately $18,448 per year
Total cost of degree is approximately $36,895
*This rate is specific to the 2017-2018 academic year. Please take into account that tuition increases each year. In addition to tuition, students should budget for additional fees.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
The structure of financial aid, scholarships and other forms of educational support for graduate students works differently than what you experienced as an undergraduate. The good news: Aid is available for graduate school. The challenge: You need to be more proactive in researching the types of funds available and searching through a variety of funding sources.
Learn more about the sources available to help fund your education:
- Federal and state aid
- University of Washington funds and resources
- Information School funding and scholarships
- External resources and scholarships
- Information for international students
- Scholarships for which MSIM students can apply
Helpful Tips for Finding Aid
Don’t wait until you are admitted to search and apply for funding. Scholarship deadlines tend to be in mid-winter. You may not have your admissions decisions by the time deadlines occur.
Do your research! Look for funding that will match your specific goals, background and interests.
Submit the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. Most loans are based on the FAFSA, as are some scholarships. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA for the UW is Jan. 15 each year.
Ask for an adjustment. Financial aid for the first year is based on your income from the previous year. Once you start school, you will probably not have the same income level if you’re no longer working or working less hours. When your employment status changes, contact UW Financial Aid and update them on your income. Also, let them know if you need to buy any items (such as a new computer) to support your studies. These items can also help increase your financial aid.