Tuition + Financial Aid

Tuition + Fees

  • Resident, in-state rate:
    • Total tuition and fees: $6159 per quarter
  • Non-resident, out-of-state rate (includes international students):
    • Total tuition and fees: $12,565 per quarter

A detailed breakdown of tuition and fees for the MSRE program can be found at the University of Washington Office of Planning and Budgeting.

Financial Aid

Financial aid through the Runstad Department of Real Estate

The Department offers merit-based scholarships for selected incoming students. Please contact the department for information about our department financial aid opportunities.

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers several federal, state and private financial aid programs created to help students pay tuition and fees for their education. Assistance is available in the form of grant aid, scholarships, long-term loans that must be repaid after leaving school, and work opportunities. An information packet describing the programs, eligibility criteria and application procedures may be obtained by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid, 105 Schmitz Hall, Box 355880, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, (206) 543-6101.

Graduate students may apply for aid through the Office of Student Financial Aid; graduate assistance is generally limited to long-term loans and work opportunities.

To be eligible for financial aid, an individual must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be admitted to the University as a matriculated, degree-seeking student. First consideration is given to full-time students pursuing their first degree at any level (e.g. first bachelor degree, first master degree). Priority is given to students who apply before the University’s financial aid deadline, which is generally March 1 of the preceding year.

Student Employment Service

The Office of Student Financial Aid also administers the Student Employment Service, 172 Schmitz Hall, (206) 543-1840. This is an employment referral service that lists a wide variety of part-time jobs on and off campus throughout the year. The office also administers short-term emergency loans for full-time students who find themselves in temporary, severe financial difficulty. University students may take advantage of the Student Employment Service and of the short-term emergency loan program without applying for financial aid.

Financial Aid for Minority Graduate Students

Graduate Diversity Fellowships Financial assistance is available to students whose individual experiences and/or academic interests will bring diversity to scholarly perspectives and endeavors, and to the academic community. For additional information on a limited number of diversity fellowships available through The Graduate School’s Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), contact GO-MAP at:

Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)
The Graduate School
University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-3770

tel: 206.543.9016; toll-free: 800.524.9122

Funding for International Students

The University of Washington is a public institution; therefore no state or federal financial assistance is offered to international students. Students, their families, and sponsors must assume all financial responsibility for tuition and living expenses. It is very important that applicants review the expected expenses before deciding to apply for admission.

Although financial aid or work-study positions from the University of Washington is not available for international students, the UW International Student Services website provides helpful information to international students attending the University of Washington.

International students may qualify to apply for some Department scholarships.


The Runstad Department of Real Estate offers recruitment scholarships to admitted applicants. These scholarships are allocated to the Department by the College of Built Environments and vary from year to year. They are one-time awards that are applied to the recipients’ tuition accounts in their first year of study. The amount can range from a thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars. The criteria varies per scholarship.

No additional application is needed to be considered for the scholarships. Applicants who are selected for funding will be notified by the MSRE Admissions Committee in February or March.

Furthermore, all enrolled MSRE students can apply for Departmental scholarships for their second year in the program. These are one-time awards that are applied to the recipients’ tuition accounts in their second year of study. Scholarships vary each year, but can range from $1,000 – $10,000.

Please contact the Department for more information about our scholarship opportunities.