Costs & Financial Aid

Costs

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 Professional & Continuing Education.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for resident (Washington state) and non-resident students. In addition to these fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. There may be additional costs for textbooks and other course materials.

Fees are due at the start of each quarter. The estimate below is based on 2016–2017 rates and is subject to change without notice. 

Cost per credit: $667
Minimum number of credits required: 45
Estimated total course fees: $30,015

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.