Costs & Financial Aid

costs & financial aid


Instructional fees for the UW Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences online degree completion program are less than those of many competing programs. Costs for 20172018 are $311 per credit for Washington state residents and $363 for out-of-state students.

In addition to instructional costs, students are also responsible for textbook costs, a quarterly registration fee (approximately $44 per quarter), a technology fee and other required fees. The program also requires the purchase of specific technology tools (see the Online Learning page for more details). All course costs and other fees are due at the start of each quarter and are subject to change.

This table shows how ISS program costs compare with similar online degrees.

Online Bachelor's Degree Program Cost
UW Online Integrated Social Sciences Degree Completion* $311/credit for Washington residents
$363/credit for non-residents
Washington State University Global Campus, Social Sciences $492/credit for Washington residents
$570/credit for non-residents
Arizona State University Online, Interdisciplinary Studies $500/credit

*Rates are for 20172018 academic year and are subject to change.

Financial Aid

The online Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences is a fee-based program administered by UW Professional & Continuing Education. Students in fee-based programs can typically apply for various forms of aid to help cover their education costs, including federal student aid, state grants, loans, scholarships and work study.

Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for tuition exemptions or university grants, including the Husky Promise program. For more information, visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid site.

Scholarships and Other Financial Resources

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards offers information and resources about student scholarship opportunities and mentors students through the various application processes. Their website also has a specific page that offers information about financial aid resources available to transfer students.

Students may qualify for specific scholarships and other financial aid resources that are tied to their background or prospective career field, including the opportunities below.

Financial Aid for Native Americans

The National Indian Education Association has compiled a list of many of the scholarships and other aid resources that are open to students with Native American heritage.

Financial Aid for Veterans

The Benefits page of the UW Veterans Center website details the educational assistance programs that are available to U.S. veterans, active duty military and military dependent students.

Financial Aid for Washington State Students

Students based in Washington state can apply for scholarships and other financial aid earmarked for residents of this state. There are number of sites that offer information about these kinds of programs, including: