L4L Program Costs & Financial Aid


Leadership for Learning follows a schedule for instructional fees set each year by the University of Washington. Instructional fees are the same for both in-state and out-of-state participants and payable at the start of each quarter. In addition to the instructional costs, students must pay fees for registration, technology and other services.

The program covers the cost of most instructional materials, including books. Generally, cohort members can anticipate a modest increase in program costs each year coinciding with university-wide tuition increases. In addition, the program offers annual needs-based awards to students in good standing.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, 15 cohort members received funding, with an average award over $4,000. Additional opportunities, including travel stipends, may be available.For an example of program costs for the previous student cohort, please click here.

Financial Aid

Cohort members may apply for federal grants, state grants, scholarships, loans, and work study to assist with program costs. Please see the UW Office of Student Financial Aid for more information about your financial options.

The L4L program itself also makes need-based scholarships available to students. To be considered for L4L scholarships or other forms of need-based assistance, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. For more information about filing a FAFSA, including related deadlines, visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Graduate Funding Information Service

The Graduate Funding Information Service helps current and admitted graduate students at the University of Washington identify and pursue various funding resources for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS offers a series of workshops throughout the year, as well as individual student consultations. For more information, visit the GFIS website.