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 WA 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.
Office of Student Financial Aid
UW and the Information School offer two types of financial aid: need-based and merit-based. For need-based financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. This standard form can be completed online at the FAFSA website. For FAFSA deadline information, visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid website.
All applicants who submit their MSIM program application by January 15 are automatically considered for an iSchool merit based scholarship. Each year, a small number of scholarships are awarded to our top applicants to the program.
MSIM students are eligible for dozens of scholarships from national and regional organizations and businesses. Visit our list of scholarship opportunities.
Graduate Assistantships and Student Employment
The iSchool hires students for graduate assistantships that provide partial tuition reimbursement. This hiring process occurs concurrently with the admissions process. When the GA positions are posted in February, all applicants will be notified via email. Questions about the GA hiring process should be directed to the iSchool HR department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are also able to apply for hourly student positions at the iSchool and in other UW programs/departments:
- iSchool student employment positions
- Additional UW employment opportunities
- UW Graduate School financial support resources for graduate students
While some funding and work opportunities are available, we always encourage applicants to plan to finance their entire education. Scholarship awards and GA hiring decisions are made shortly after applicants are notified of their admissions decision.