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Financial Aid Eligibility

Students enrolled in UWPCE certificate programs or courses are not eligible for federal financial aid, including federal student loans. The only exception are those who are taking UWPCE credit courses required for admission to a degree program that’s approved for financial aid. For more information, contact the UW Office of Student Financial Aid at osfa@uw.edu.

UWPCE students are not eligible for the Washington State Tuition Exemption or Husky Promise programs.

UW matriculated students may be able to apply awarded financial aid toward UWPCE credit courses. For more information, contact the financial aid office at osfa@uw.edu. You are charged for UWPCE courses in addition to your standard university tuition.

Employer Educational 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. 

Loans

Private Loans

Although the UW does not encourage private loans, students who need help paying for their education may want to consider that route when other options are exhausted. 

Students may select the lender of their choice. The UW cannot recommend a lender to you. Be sure to understand how to compare lenders before selecting one. As a starting point, you might check your financial institution to see what loan options are available to you.

LOAN DEFERMENTS 

Students who want to defer payments on their federal student loans while taking UWPCE classes can request to have their deferment certified. You can find an in-school deferment form on the lender’s website. Complete the student section and sign, then scan and email the form to Registration Services at c2reg@uw.edu. You may request that the completed form be returned to you or directly to the lender.

UWPCE Certificate Scholarships

Students who are accepted into one of the certificate programs below may qualify for a UWPCE Certificate Scholarship. Awards are based on the potential for the certificate program to positively impact the applicant’s career path. You must be a current Washington state resident to apply, and applicants must not exceed household income limits. For more details, see the UWPCE Certificate Scholarship page. 

UWPCE Lifelong Learning Incentive

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from the UW within the last three years may qualify for the UWPCE Lifelong Learning Incentive, a $300 discount toward a noncredit certificate program. 

AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARDS

Students who have completed their service in AmeriCorps qualify for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. These funds can be used to cover educational expenses and, in some cases, living expenses and books and supplies.

Veterans Benefits

Some certificate programs are eligible for veterans benefits. For more information, see the Eligible Programs page of the UW Veterans Education Benefits Office website or email veteran@uw.edu.