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Tuition and Fees

Graduate Certificate in User Centered Design

2023-2024 academic year

Cost per credit: $925
Application fee: $50
Graduate non-matriculated application fee: $75 (one-time)
Quarterly registration fee: $55
Variable technology fee: $8 – $38 per quarter


Note the quarterly tuition and fees total estimates do not include the cost for books and other course materials. Tuition rates may experience modest changes yearly and this estimate is provided solely for planning purposes. The cost of tuition per credit and other fees is identical regardless of whether a student is a Washington resident or an out-of-state/international student.

Third-party payments

Students must pay fees when registering. Fees cannot be billed, except to third-party payers within the United States. For many working professionals, an employer functions as a third-party payer. Students who have a third-party payer must include a purchase order or letter of authorization to bill with the registration form. For details, please contact Professional & Continuing Education at or 206.543.2310.

Financial aid

The Graduate Certificate in User Centered Design is a part-time program and not eligible for UW financial aid.

Apply credits toward a HCDE Master's degree

By completing the UCD certificate program, students can earn up to 12 graduate credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate non-matriculated status before you register for the first course of the certificate program.