If you're looking at college choices, it’s time to start thinking about financial aid and bridging the gap. A student’s financial gap is the amount of funding required to attend a university that is not covered by financial aid or scholarships. Funding your education is an important investment with lifelong dividends. You’ll be glad to know that UW consistently ranks among the best values in the country based on the quality and breadth of educational opportunities available. Our low tuition rates for both resident and non-resident students, and our amazing undergraduate scholarship programs mean that UW students typically experience a smaller financial gap than average.
What are your options?Upon admission to UW, students are automatically considered for several scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions. These scholarships include, but are not limited to Hathaway, Trustees' Scholars, Rocky Mountain Scholars, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), and the John W. Hoyt Scholarship.
Even if the university already has awarded you a scholarship, you’re most likely still eligible to receive additional funds from the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). College awards can be stacked on top of UW awards, with the exception of the Trustees’ Scholarship. You’ll receive notification of UW awards first, with the college notification coming later.
Keep in mind
In the academic year 2017-2018, the CEAS gave away approximately $900,000 to new and continuing students in its programs. The average amount of scholarship dollars awarded to engineering students from UW and the CEAS was $6,400.
Within the CEAS, the premiere award is the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URS), which is an annual $6,000 and can be renewed each year for four years. CEAS scholarships are awarded and recipients are ranked using unweighted high-school GPA and ACT/ ACTM or SAT scores. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA, maintain a major in CEAS and make progress towards your degree to retain this scholarship.
First-time students can also qualify for an automatic $1,000 scholarship. Again, these CEAS scholarships are awarded and recipients are ranked using unweighted high-school GPA and ACT/ ACTM or SAT scores. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA, maintain a major in CEAS and make progress towards your degree to retain this scholarship.
Students in the CEAS Honors Program are eligible to receive up to $1,000 to fund a study abroad experience or travel to a national technical conference.
More informationUW offers scholarships based on merit, financial need, or to specific student populations. Be sure to file your FAFSA to be considered for financial need based awards in the following school year.
Check out UW’s price calculator to get an idea of what it will cost to attend.
Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.