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Costs & Financial Aid

The online Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences in partnership with UW Continuum College.


Course fees for the ISS program are less than those of many competing programs. Costs for the 2019–2020 academic year are $336 per credit for Washington state residents and $393 per credit for out-of-state students.

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

Online Bachelor's Degree Program Cost
UW Online Integrated Social Sciences $336/credit for Washington residents
$393/credit for non-residents
Washington State University Global Campus, Social Sciences $500/credit for Washington residents
$567/credit for non-residents
Arizona State University Online, Interdisciplinary Studies $584/credit

In addition to instructional costs, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-PASS fees.

All course fees are due by the third Friday of the quarter. Costs for textbooks and other course materials are extra. 

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in ISS are strongly encouraged to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for many forms of aid, including scholarships and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants, including the Husky Promise program..

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.

Students may qualify for specific scholarships and other financial aid 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 UW Veterans Education Benefits office features information about 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: