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EdSLP Tuition & Fees

The Master of Science program in Educational Speech-Language Pathology (EdSLP) is a fee-based or self-sustaining graduate program administered through the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education (UW PCE). UW PCE is the administrator for over 60 fee-based graduate degree programs at the University of Washington.

Because the EdSLP program is fee-based, the tuition process operates differently from state programs (e.g. CoreSLP). EdSLP degree program students pay the established program fees through UW PCE on a quarterly basis. Students enrolled in the EdSLP program pay a fixed tuition rate each quarter. That is, students are NOT charged on a per credit basis, but pay the same tuition rate each quarter, regardless of the number of credits in which they enroll (up to a maximum of 18 credits).

If for any reason a student registers for less than a full-time credit load, he/she will still be charged the fixed tuition rate. There is no part-time or per-credit rate available for this degree program per our contractual arrangements with PCE and the University of Washington. If students want to register for other UW courses that are not part of the EdSLP curriculum, they must submit a request through their Student Services Advisor that will be reviewed by the M.S. Program Director and Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC). The fixed, quarterly tuition rate covers the approved M.S.- EdSLP coursework outlined in this program plan, as well as other UW courses that are not part of the M.S.- EdSLP curriculum (whether inside or outside of the department). Students may register up to 18 total credits without being charged additional tuition at the UW Graduate Tier 1 per credit rate for the Seattle campus. 

Despite the difference in tuition, graduate students in the Educational Speech-Language Pathology program (and any fee-based program) are eligible for the same graduate student services as individuals in WA state-funded programs, including financial aid, campus healthcare, housing, insurance, etc.

1) Non-Refundable Program Deposit

Once accepted, all new students must submit a $500 deposit to UW PCE to secure a space in the program. Initial acceptance notifications are emailed in March. The mandatory $500 deposit is applied toward the first quarter tuition total, but is due immediately at the time of acceptance. Entering students may not wait until financial aid is distributed to submit the deposit.

2) Instructional Fees (Tuition)

Unlike graduate programs at the University that are funded by the state of Washington, different “in-state” and “out-of-state” tuition rates are not assessed for this fee-based program. Rather, there is an established instructional fee that graduate students pay for the degree program that is contingent on the student's residency status. This tuition rate/instructional fee is fixed each quarter for up to 18 credits of coursework and is not calculated on a per credit basis. Please note that this instructional fee does not include the cost of textbooks or materials and is subject to change.

EdSLP applicants from select western states, however, are eligible for competitive resident/in-state tuition rate waivers. Our department will offer tuition reciprocity for select students based on application strength. Applicants from any of the following western region states will be considered for this merit-based, tuition award:  AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WY. To be eligible, applicants must be able to provide the following documentation:

  1. Proof of legal residence in the western region state for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the first academic term (Autumn quarter/September).
  2. Proof of income earned in resident state or resident student status for the same time frame.
  3. Proof of other legal ties to the state (Employment records, driver's license, vehicle registration, voter registration or active bank account).

UW graduate students are responsible for the following University fees. All are paid directly to UW PCE at the time of registration, with the exception of the UPASS fee which is charged quarterly to each student’s account (accessible through MyUW):

3) University Fees

  • Building fee - A fee paid to offset security, maintenance and utilities (included in the tuition rate).
  • Registration fee - A nonrefundable fee paid each quarter to UW PCE at the time of registration.
  • Student Technology fee - This fee supports the improvement of technology used by students at the University of Washington campuses. The Student Technology Fee Committee determines the expenditure of this fee. Students at the UW lead the committee which allocates money for technology resources for general student use. The fee is paid quarterly, except during Summer.
  • Services & Activities (S&A) fee - This fee is a student levied and distributed fee to support and enhance student activities and programs at the UW, including the Associated Students of UW (ASUW), the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), Campus Sustainability Fund, Childcare Assistance Program, Classroom Support Services, Counseling Center, Ethnic Cultural Center & Theater Complex, Hall Health Primary Care Center, Q Center, Recreational Sports Programs, Husky Union Building, Student Legal Services, and Student Publications. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • IMA Bond fee – This fee supports the expansion of the Intramural Activities (IMA) building and improvements to recreational sports programs facilities including construction of a multi-activity sports field and renovation of the golf driving range. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • U-Pass / Transportation fee – This fee is mandatory for all registered and enrolled UW Seattle campus students. Refunds on this fee are no longer available. The fee is paid quarterly.

4) Departmental Fees

All Master of Science graduate students are responsible for the following, mandatory departmental fees:

  • Immunization fee – All clinical graduate students at the UW are required to participate in the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) provided through UW Campus Health Services. An annual fee is charged to cover the costs associated with reviewing, documenting and tracking student compliance with immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements, the costs of mandatory annual PPD skin tests and flu shots, as well as costs associated with any blood borne pathogen exposures that may occur at clinical sites while enrolled in the graduate program. An annual fee is charged each Autumn quarter.
  • Background check fees – All graduate students in the department are required to complete and successfully pass a national background check as a condition of admission. The fee is paid directly to the vendor, Certiphi Inc., prior to starting the program. In addition, students in the EdSLP program are required to complete a repeat background check before the start of their second year in the program and their off-site clinical placements. If a student decides to leave the state of Washington for a full-time internship, he/she may also be required to complete another full background check for their assigned internship site.
  • Clinical course fees - course fees are used to cover costs associated with special materials, supplies, software, media, equipment/technology, and associated maintenance, etc. Any financial aid a student receives applies to course fees. To learn more about UW Course fees, visit the Office of Planning and Budgeting website.

Educational Speech-Language Pathology Program
Tuition & Fee Summary

Academic Year 2021-2022

Please note that tuition and program fees have not yet been finalized for 2021-2022. Below are anticipated/estimated instructional fees - final fees will be posted next year.

Program Fees Quarterly Total Yearly Total
UW PCE Instructional Fee - WA State Residents $6,700 $26,800
UW PCE Instructional Fee - Out of State Residents $8,300 $33,200

MedSLP Tuition & Fees

The Master of Science program in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MedSLP) is a fee-based or self-sustaining graduate program administered through the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education (UW PCE). UW PCE is the administrator for over 60 fee-based graduate degree programs at the University of Washington.

Because the MedSLP program is fee-based, the tuition process operates differently from state programs (e.g. CoreSLP). MedSLP degree program students pay the established program fees through UW PCE on a quarterly basis. Students enrolled in the MedSLP program pay a fixed tuition rate each quarter. That is, students are NOT charged on a per credit basis, but pay the same tuition rate each quarter, regardless of the number of credits in which they enroll (up to a maximum of 18 credits).

If for any reason a student registers for less than a full-time credit load, he/she will still be charged the fixed tuition rate. There is no part-time or per-credit rate available for this degree program per our contractual arrangements with PCE and the University of Washington. If students want to register for other UW courses that are not part of the MedSLP curriculum, they must submit a request through their Student Services Advisor that will be reviewed by the M.S. Program Director and GPC. The fixed, quarterly tuition rate covers the approved M.S.- MedSLP coursework outlined in this program plan, as well as other UW courses that are not part of the M.S.- MedSLP curriculum (whether inside or outside of the department).  Students may register up to 18 total credits without being charged additional tuition at the UW Graduate Tier 1 per credit rate for the Seattle campus. 

Despite the difference in tuition, graduate students in the Medical Speech-Language Pathology program (and any fee-based program) are eligible for the same graduate student services as individuals in WA state-funded programs, including financial aid, campus healthcare, housing, insurance, etc.

1) Non-Refundable Program Deposit

Once accepted, all new students must submit a $500 deposit to UWPCE to secure a space in the program. Initial acceptance notifications are emailed in March. The mandatory $500 deposit is applied toward the first quarter tuition total, but is due immediately at the time of acceptance. Entering students may not wait until financial aid is distributed to submit the deposit.

2) Instructional Fees (Tuition)

Unlike graduate programs at the University that are funded by the state of Washington, different “in-state” and “out-of-state” tuition rates are not assessed for this fee-based program. Rather, there is an established instructional fee that graduate students pay for the degree program no matter the individual’s residency status. This tuition rate/instructional fee is fixed each quarter for up to 18 credits of coursework and is not calculated on a per credit basis. Please note that this instructional fee does not include the cost of textbooks or materials and is subject to change.

3) University Fees

UW graduate students are responsible for the following University fees. All are paid directly to UW PCE at the time of registration, with the exception of the UPASS fee which is charged quarterly to each student’s account (accessible through MyUW):

  • Building fee - A fee paid to offset security, maintenance and utilities (included in the tuition rate).
  • Registration fee - A nonrefundable fee paid each quarter to UW PCE at the time of registration.
  • Student Technology fee - This fee supports the improvement of technology used by students at the University of Washington campuses. The Student Technology Fee Committee determines the expenditure of this fee. Students at the UW lead the committee which allocates money for technology resources for general student use. The fee is paid quarterly, except during Summer.
  • Services & Activities (S&A) fee - This fee is a student levied and distributed fee to support and enhance student activities and programs at the UW, including the Associated Students of UW (ASUW), the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), Campus Sustainability Fund, Childcare Assistance Program, Classroom Support Services, Counseling Center, Ethnic Cultural Center & Theater Complex, Hall Health Primary Care Center, Q Center, Recreational Sports Programs, Husky Union Building, Student Legal Services, and Student Publications. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • IMA Bond fee – This fee supports the expansion of the Intramural Activities (IMA) building and improvements to recreational sports programs facilities including construction of a multi-activity sports field and renovation of the golf driving range. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • U-Pass / Transportation fee – This fee is mandatory for all registered and enrolled UW Seattle campus students. Refunds on this fee are no longer available. The fee is paid quarterly.

4) Departmental Fees

All Master of Science graduate students are responsible for the following mandatory departmental fees:

  • Immunization fee – All clinical graduate students at the UW are required to participate in the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) provided through UW Campus Health Services. An annual fee is charged to cover the costs associated with reviewing, documenting and tracking student compliance with immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements, the costs of mandatory annual PPD skin tests and flu shots, as well as costs associated with any blood borne pathogen exposures that may occur at clinical sites while enrolled in the graduate program. An annual fee is charged each Autumn quarter.
  • Background check fees – All graduate students in the department are required to complete and successfully pass a national background check as a condition of admission. The fee is paid directly to the vendor, Certiphi Inc. prior to starting the program. In addition, students in the MedSLP program are required to complete a repeat background check before the start of their second year in the program and their off-site clinical placements. If a student decides to leave the state of Washington for a full-time internship, he/she may also be required to complete another full background check for their assigned internship site.
  • Clinical course fees - course fees are used to cover costs associated with special materials, supplies, software, media, equipment/technology, and associated maintenance, etc. Any financial aid a student receives applies to course fees. To learn more about UW Course fees, visit the Office of Planning and Budgeting website.

Medical Speech-Language Pathology Program
Tuition & Fee SummaryAcademic Year 2020-2021

Please note that tuition and program fees are subject to change.

Program Fees Quarterly Total Yearly Total
UW PCE Instructional Fee $7,278 $29,112
UW PCE Registration fee $55 $220
Student Technology fee $38 $152
Service and Activities fee $131 $524
IMA Bond Fee $32 $128
UPASS / Transportation Fee $76 $304
Facilities Renovation Fee $84 $336
Total
$7,694
$30,776
Department Fees Year One Year Two

HSIP Immunization fee
(charged to student account)

$67 annual fee
Billed Autumn Quarter
$67
Estimate 

Background check fee
(Paid directly to vendor)

$51.95
At time of Acceptance

National Check $42.75
At beginning of year 2

Typhon Clinical Tracking System fee
(Paid directly to vendor)
$90 at orientation
One time fee
N/A
Total $208.95 $109.75

CoreSLP Tuition & Fees

The tuition rates and fees for the Core Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science degree are established by the Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Budget at the University of Washington. Core Speech-Language Pathology master’s students are charged the Graduate Tier 1 rates and fees for the Seattle campus.

Please note that students enrolled in the Core Speech-Language Pathology program are eligible for all graduate student services, including financial aid, campus healthcare, housing, and insurance. Students with questions regarding tuition, fees, financial aid, or billing should contact Student Fiscal Services directly.

1) Non-Refundable Program Deposit

Once accepted, all new students must submit a $250 deposit to the UW Registrar to secure a space in the program. Initial acceptance notifications are emailed in March. The mandatory $250 deposit is applied toward the first quarter tuition total, but is due immediately at the time of acceptance. Entering students may not wait until financial aid is distributed to submit the deposit.

2) Tuition

Tuition costs are dependent upon residency status. In accordance with the laws of Washington State, "in-state students" are charged a different credit hour rate than "out-of-state" students. For more information about Washington state residency, please visit the UW Residency Office website. Please note that tuition does not include the cost of textbooks or materials and is subject to change.

CoreSLP applicants from select western states are eligible to apply for resident/in-state tuition rates through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). WRGP is a tuition reciprocity program offered jointly by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and the UW. Please review the WRGP website and see below for eligibility information and application procedures.

3) University Fees

UW graduate students are responsible for the following University fees which are charged directly to the student’s account (accessible through MyUW):

  • Building fee - A fee paid to offset security, maintenance and utilities (included in the tuition rate).
  • Student Technology fee - This fee supports the improvement of technology used by students at the University of Washington campuses. The Student Technology Fee Committee determines the expenditure of this fee. Students at the UW lead the committee which allocates money for technology resources for general student use. The fee is paid quarterly, except during Summer.
  • Services & Activities (S&A) fee - This fee is a student levied and distributed fee to support and enhance student activities and programs at the UW, including the Associated Students of UW (ASUW), the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), Campus Sustainability Fund, Childcare Assistance Program, Classroom Support Services, Counseling Center, Ethnic Cultural Center & Theater Complex, Hall Health Primary Care Center, Q Center, Recreational Sports Programs, Husky Union Building, Student Legal Services, and Student Publications. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • Facilities Renovation fee – This fee supports the UW Seattle campus renovations for the Husky Union Building (HUB), Ethnic Cultural Center, and the Hall Health Primary Care Center. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • IMA Bond fee –This fee supports the expansion of the Intramural Activities (IMA) building and improvements to recreational sports programs facilities including construction of a multi-activity sports field and renovation of the golf driving range. The fee is paid quarterly.
  • U-Pass / Transportation fee – This fee is mandatory for all registered and enrolled UW Seattle campus students. Refunds on this fee are no longer available. The fee is paid quarterly.

4) Departmental Fees

All Master’s of Science graduate students are responsible for the following mandatory fees:

  • Immunization Program fees – All clinical graduate students at the UW are required to participate in the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) provided through UW Campus Health Services. An annual fee is charged to each student’s account to cover the costs associated with reviewing, documenting and tracking student compliance with immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements, the costs of mandatory annual PPD skin tests and flu shots, as well as costs associated with any blood-borne pathogen exposures that may occur at clinical sites while enrolled in the graduate program. An annual fee is charged each Autumn quarter.
  • Background check fees –All graduate students in the department are required to complete and successfully pass a national background check as a condition of admission. The fee is paid directly to the vendor, Certiphi Inc., prior to starting the program. In addition, students in the CoreSLP program are required to complete a repeat background check during their second year in the program prior to starting their full-time community internship.
  • Clinical course fees - course fees are used to cover costs associated with special materials, supplies, software, media, equipment/technology, and associated maintenance, etc. Any financial aid a student receives applies to course fees. To learn more about UW Course fees, visit the Office of Planning and Budgeting website.

CoreSLP Program Tuition & Fee Summary
Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Please note that tuition and program fees are subject to change. Students in the CoreSLP program pay the Seattle Campus, Graduate Tier 1 tuition rate. You may find current tuition rates at the Office of Budgeting & Planning Website.

In addition to University tuition and fees, students in the Core Speech-Language Pathology program will be responsible for the following charges:

Department Fees Year One Year Two
HSIP Immunization fee
(Charged to student account )

$67 annual fee
Billed Autumn Quarter

$67 estimate
 
Background check fee
(Paid directly to vendor)
National Check $51.95
At time of acceptance
National Check $42.75
At beginning of year two
Typhon Clinical Tracking System (Paid directly to vendor)

$90 at orientation
One time fee

N/A
Total $208.95 $109.75

Academic Year 2020-2021

Coming soon!

WICHE / WRGP Tuition Rate

The state of Washington has been a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) since 1955. WICHE is a 15-state commission working to improve access to higher education for students in the western region.

The University of Washington’s Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (CoreSLP) is part of WICHE’s Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which makes this program available at a reasonable cost to students living in the following 14 states, as well as Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Applicants from any of these states, who are accepted into the CoreSLP degree program and apply for the WRGP rate, will be charged the UW’s resident tuition rate instead of the non-resident rate that out-of-state students would normally pay.

Alaska Arizona
California Colorado
Hawaii Idaho
Montana Nevada
New Mexico North Dakota
Oregon South Dakota
Utah Wyoming

WRGP Rate Eligibility
Anyone interested in receiving the WRGP tuition rate for the CoreSLP Master's program must meet the following 2 eligibility requirements:

  1. Residency - Only legal residents of one of the 14 eligible states listed above are eligible to apply for the WRGP resident/in-state tuition rate. Applicants must provide evidence of residency at the time of application in order to qualify for the WRGP resident tuition rate.
  2. Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) –Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to qualify for the WRGP resident rate. Please note that all financial aid decisions, including approval of the WRGP tuition rate, are based in part on academic merit and performance.

Application Process
The selection committee gives preference to applications in the following order: WICHE state residents and then residents of other states. All applicants are notified of admissions decisions in the Spring. WRGP applicants who are extended an offer of admissions will also be notified about the WRGP application process at that time. WRGP applicants will be expected to provide the following documentation:

  1. Proof of legal residence in the WRGP state for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the first academic term (Autumn quarter/September).
  2. Proof of income earned in resident state or resident student status for the same time frame.
  3. Proof of other legal ties to the WRGP State (Employment records, driver's license, vehicle registration, voter registration or active bank account).

Additional Tuition Rate Information
For anyone who accepts our offer of admission, the Department will coordinate directly with UW Student Fiscal Services to implement a WICHE tuition waiver granting the WRGP resident tuition rate. Each student, however, will be responsible for communicating directly with the Office of Financial Aid about their FAFSA application and any other aid.

The awarded WRGP resident rate will apply to the tuition for both years of the degree program. Students will not need to “renew” or reapply for the WRGP rate each year.

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
All students granted the WRGP tuition rate must maintain good academic standing in the department in order to continue to receive the resident tuition rate. Failure to maintain the minimum UW Graduate School and Department requirements for satisfactory scholarship and progress can result in a withdrawal of the WRGP resident tuition rate.

Questions?
Please review the WRGP FAQs for additional details about the program. If you still have questions, please contact Graduate Student Services at shgradv@uw.edu or 206.685.7402.