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Costs & Fees

Fees for UWPCE programs vary depending on program type. All students pay course and registration fees; credit course students are also charged a technology fee. Payment is due when you register.

In addition, students applying to a certificate program pay an initial application fee. 

Required fees

Course Fees

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

Course fees do not include any costs for materials such as textbooks or software. 

Registration Fee

You pay a nonrefundable registration fee ($45) every time you register for classes. If you register for multiple classes, the registration fee is charged only once.

Technology Fee

Students enrolled in credit courses pay a technology fee. 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.


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

optional fees

Computer Account Fee

Noncredit students 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. This fee is nonrefundable.


If you are enrolled in a classroom credit course through UWPCE, you 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.

Other information

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

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