SOM Financial Aid Information

2020 – 2021 Aid Year

FAFSA Information

The University of Washington FAFSA priority deadline is January 15th, 2020. The financial aid priority deadline applies regardless of admission status, and prospective students can file their FAFSA starting October 1, 2019. Students applying for the SOM scholarship are required to provide parental information on their FAFSA regardless of age, marital status or independent status. Providing parental information will not affect eligibility for a student’s standard loan package. A financial aid award will generally consist of a combination of Direct Stafford Unsubsidized loans and Graduate Plus loans. Parental information may also be required, however, to determine eligibility for Primary Care Loans, Loan for Disadvantaged Students and Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students – students will be notified if they are eligible.

University of Washington School Code: 003798

Students may apply online via the FAFSA.

Click here to view Financial Aid Forms.

Click here to learn about the SOM Scholarship application, and to review the requirements for applying.

Click here to find out cost of attendance for your site.

Click here to learn about frequently asked questions.

Out of region students (those who are not in one of the WWAMI states, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, or Idaho) may apply for residency status in Washington State after demonstrating a year of primary residency in Washington State. If Residency status is not granted, students will continue to pay Non-Resident Tuition. Gaining residency status is not assured, and generally requires proving that a student did not move to Washington purely for the purposes of education. Please contact the Residency office directly with any questions regarding your personal situation. See the contacts page for more information.​

Click here to review the Financial Aid and Debt Management Resources Worksheet for 4th-year students.

Tips for Navigating Student Financial Aid at the University of Washington

  • Read your e-mails and check MyUW for updates. Most students who run into issues with financial aid tend to miss important information by skimming or ignoring e-mails and notifications. Create a system or plan for managing large volumes of e-mail so you don’t miss key details.
  • Know how much you should be getting. Let the SOM financial aid office know if you are receiving more or less money than you expect.


The American Association of Medical Colleges has a great resource for prospective, current and graduated medical students regarding financial aid, debt management, budgeting and financial literacy. You can find this resource at their AAMC – FIRST website. This website comes highly recommended by the School of Medicine Financial Aid staff. Below are a few links to help you get started: