Costs & Financial Aid


The UW Master of GIS for Sustainability Management program is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by the Department of Geography in collaboration with UW Continuum College.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for resident (Washington state) and nonresident students. Students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter. Costs for textbooks and other course materials are extra.

The estimate below is based on 2019–2020 rates and is subject to change without notice. 

Cost per credit: $696
Minimum number of credits required: 40
Estimated total course fees: $27,840

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in the program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, 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. 

Graduate Funding Information Service

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Employer Assistance

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.