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Costs & Fees

Fees for UWPCE programs vary depending on program type.

With the exception of an initial application fee for certificate programs, fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.

Application Fee

You pay a one-time, nonrefundable application fee ($50) when you apply to a certificate program.

Course Fees

Course fees vary. Check the course or certificate program page for details.

Registration Fee

You pay a nonrefundable registration fee ($45) every quarter you register for classes. Even if you register for multiple classes, the registration fee is only charged once per quarter.

Technology Fee

Students enrolled in credit courses pay a technology fee except during summer quarter. The technology fee provides funds for the improvement of technology used by students at UW campuses. It supports resources such as computer labs, software and cloud storage.

The technology fee is based on the number of credits you are registered for, and it ranges from $7.61 to $38 per quarter. You’re assessed the technology fee whether or not the course you’re taking uses technology resources.

Additional Costs

Some courses may have additional costs for course materials such as textbooks or software.

Optional Fees

Students registered for noncredit courses or certificates can purchase a computer account for $55 per quarter. The computer account fee gives you access to the same technology resources as UW credit students. The computer account fee is nonrefundable.

Students taking classroom credit courses through UWPCE may purchase a U-PASS through Registration Services for $150 per quarter. Noncredit students are not eligible to purchase a U-PASS.

The U-PASS provides students with a variety of low-cost transportation options — from unlimited rides on buses, commuter train service and light rail, to vanpooling and discounted impromptu carpooling. See the U-PASS page of the UW Transportation Services website for important instructions about activating your U-PASS, payment deadlines and more.

Late Fee

For certificate program courses, you may be charged a $90 late payment fee if you do not pay by the end of the third day of class.

Other Information

A portion of course fees may go toward refreshments served during gatherings of participants in a program.