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Costs & Financial Aid

Costs

The Master of Arts in Applied International Studies is a self-sustaining, fee-based program offered by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and supported by UW Professional & Continuing Education. Instructional fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for resident (Washington state), nonresident and international students.

Below are the estimated instructional fees for the program for 2017–2018. All fees are subject to change.

Cost per credit $661
Total number of credits required 58
Estimated total cost of degree $38,338

In addition to instructional costs, students pay required university fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-PASS fees. All fees are due at the time of registration. Note that total tuition and fees vary by quarter according to the number of credits taken.

All UW students are required to have health insurance. See the domestic student health insurance or the international student health insurance pages for more information.

Financial Aid

Students in fee-based programs who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For autumn quarter, many scholarship deadlines occur in late autumn or early winter. We encourage you to apply early, even if you don’t know your application status.

For more information about fee-based programs and financial aid, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. You can also learn more about scholarship opportunities from the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, which offers information and resources about student scholarships and mentors students through the various application processes.

Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for tuition exemptions or university grants.

International students are eligible for some financial assistance programs. Contact International Student Services for more information.

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.

Fellowships & Assistantships

A limited number of MAAIS fellowships will be awarded to student applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential to make a significant and unique contribution to the program. These are merit-based scholarships; every applicant who applies by the regular deadline and is offered admission to the program is automatically considered.

MAAIS students are eligible to apply for assistantship opportunities in UW departments across campus. Contact the administrative office within an individual department to learn about assistantship opportunities. MAAIS students should be eligible for the assistantship, unless the job posting specifically states that it is for tuition-based programs only. Note that assistantships may vary in terms of coverage of student fees.

Other Resources

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists graduate students in their search for funding opportunities outside the University of Washington. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one on one with students.