Costs and Financing
Application to the Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Master of Science program includes a one-time fee of $75. Tuition for the Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Master of Science (MS) program will cost $729 per credit for academic year 2013–2014. Students who attend full time typically take 10 credits per quarter, totaling $7,290 per quarter for tuition, not including estimated fees. The total cost breakdown is shown below:
|$7,290*||Tuition for 10 credits ($729/credit)|
|$363||Quarterly student fees (Student Activities Fee, Student Insurance, IMA privileges, UPass)|
|$41||Quarterly student technology fee for 8 credits|
|$7,736||Per Quarter Total (assuming 10 credits)|
The MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering is 48 credits total and takes most students two years to complete.
*The quarterly tuition and fees estimate of $7,736 does not include the cost for books and other course materials. Tuition rates may experience modest changes yearly, and this is just an estimate and provided solely for planning purposes.
Tuition Exempt Students
The Professional MS program is a self-sustaining program (i.e., it is not state-supported), and it therefore does not participate in the university's tuition exemption program. HCDE's bachelors and PhD programs are the only two eligible for state employee tuition exemption.
Students must pay fees when registering. Fees cannot be billed, except for third-party payers; for many working professionals, their employers function as third-party payers. Tuition can be billed only to third-party payers within the United States. Students who have a third-party payer must include a purchase order or letter of authorization to bill with the registration form. For details on third-party payment, please contact PCE at email@example.com or 206-543-2310.
Financial aid may be available to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on eligibility, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 206-543-6101. Disbursement of financial aid funds from the University Student Accounts office to UW Educational Outreach is not automated.
In order to facilitate the registration process, students with approved or pending financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Aid must sign and submit a UW Extension Payment Agreement Form (PDF) with their registration by fax, mail, or in person. Upon receipt, you will be enrolled and invoiced for the total fees. Payment of the invoice is due one week after the funds from financial aid are released.
For FAFSA purposes, students enrolled in 10 or more credits are considered full-time students, and those enrolled in 5–9 credits are considered part-time students.
Professional MS students are eligible for both teaching and research assistant positions within HCDE (based on availability). Assistantships provide a monthly stipend, health insurance, and cover a large portion of the PMP tuition. For information on stipends and insurance, please visit the Graduate School's Fellowship and Assistantships page. With tuition, professional MS students receive the equivalent of in-state, tier I tuition to cover their quarterly tuition costs. For information on annual tuition costs, please visit the UW's Tuition Overview.
While it is not common for MS students to receive assistantship funding from the department, funding opportunities often are available from across campus. Students are encouraged to search for "Academic Student Employee" positions on UW Hires and to visit the GSFEI (Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation) page through the Graduate School. Additional Resources
Also investigate the following for financial assistance:
- FAFSA: the Free Application for Student Aid
- UW Financial Aid
- National Fellowships Opportunities
- Grad School scholarships: scholarship resources through the UW Graduate School
- GFIS blog: a listing of TA and RA opportunities on campus
- STC Financial Aid
- Souther & White STC Scholarship
- UW Library financial aid: Grants and Funding Information System (GSIS)