University of Washington Funds & Resources
The UW Financial Aid Office strongly encourages you to apply for financial aid if you think you need help paying for your education. There is no “income cutoff” or other simple method of determining whether you will qualify for need-based financial aid.
Additional UW resources
- The UW Graduate School Offers grants through the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Programs (GO-MAP).
- Graduate Funding Information Services (GFIS). Be sure to check out the online workshops for this site.
- UW Fellowships
- UW Employment: Once you are admitted to the UW Information School, you will be able to access employment opportunities on campus. Those will include Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant positions, hourly student positions and part-time jobs. These positions could be within the iSchool, for another academic unit or department on campus or within the UW library system. In addition, once you enroll in classes, you’ll have access to iCareers, our student job database which will allow you to search for part-time and full-time positions in the greater Seattle area.
MSIM students are eligible to apply for certain scholarships restricted to UW students. Among them:
- The Bonderman Travel Fellowship provides up to $20,000 for students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways.
- Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships provide up to $27,500 for students to take advanced training in Canadian, East-, Central-, South-, and Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, Russian and Eastern European and Western European Area Studies.
- UW fellowships and awards: The Office of Fellowships and Awards coordinates and administers regional and federal fellowship and scholarship programs that require Graduate School involvement.
See our full list of scholarship opportunities for MSIM students.