Students in the College of Education fund their degree programs in many different ways. Below you will find information about several different sources of funding & financial aid.
The UW College of Education Faculty Council distributes a number of scholarships annually. Most of these scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of alumni and other supporters. In the scholarship process, incoming students are generally given first consideration, as scholarships are primarily intended to assist incoming students during their first quarters of study.
The College of Education supports 120+ graduate students each academic year through teaching, research, and staff assistantship positions . These positions involve a wide range of activities. Primary consideration is usually given to doctoral students with successful teaching, research, and/or administrative experience. Students may also wish to investigate graduate student assistantships outside of the College of Education by contacting other departments in which they have an interest or aptitude.
The UW Office of Student Financial Aid is the primary source of financial assistance for most students. The UW requires students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) in order to be qualified for federal financial aid programs.
Many students are able to locate funding through external sources outside of the College of Education or outside of the UW.
The College of Education has some funding for graduate students who are presenting their work at academic conferences and/or conducting dissertation research that involves unusual expenses.
The Funding Opportunities listserv distributes posts about several different kinds of financial opportunities that are open to College of Education students, including: RA/TA and other graduate staff positions; scholarships, grants, and fellowships; and certain part-time employment positions.
Emergency Aid assists current students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree. Examples harship include (but are not limited to): emergency medical/dental costs, housing and living expenses, family emergencies, natural disasters, and unexpected loss of income.