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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Tuition & Financial Aid

Occupational therapy students pay graduate tuition and fees at Graduate Tier II. The complete program is nine consecutive quarters, including summer quarters. There are seven quarters of coursework and two quarters of full-time fieldwork.

University of Washington Graduate Tuition and Fees

The annual tuition and fees (Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarter) effective for Academic Year 2016-2017 are:

  • Washington State Residents: $16,653
  • Non-residents: $28,896

For Summer Quarter 2016, the tuition and fees are $5,514 for residents and $9,595 for non-residents. This fee will likely increase for Summer Quarter 2017. For more detailed information visit the University of Washington Graduate Tuition and Fees website.

Additional Expenses

An annual Health Sciences Student Fee is charged with tuition. This fee covers the follow up PPD (skin test for tuberculosis), influenza vaccination, record keeping and initial blood-born pathogen testing and treatment if needed. All fees are subject to change without notice.

During your University course work and training, as well as your future health care career, you will be in close contact with clients and patients who may be ill. This means you are at high risk for certain infections and you may pose a high risk to vulnerable client and patient populations with whom you work. The University of Washington strongly recommends that you purchase health insurance coverage.

While students have access to computer labs on campus, the Division of Occupational Therapy strongly recommends that students own a desktop or laptop computer, printer, and word processing software for their own convenience. Much communication between faculty, program staff and students is via e-mail. Faculty members may post course materials and assignments online and UW quarterly registration is conducted online. Students receive discounts on computers and printers at the University Book Store.

Other expenses include books, supplies, room and board, and travel expenses associated with clinical fieldwork education. Students who hope to establish Washington State residency should contact the UW Residence Classification Office immediately for information about this process.

Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarships can make financing your education more possible. If you are planning to apply for financial aid, you need to submit the FAFSA forms (available online) to the UW Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.


There are fellowships and need-based grants available for graduate students who are in minority or other underrepresented groups through the UW Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) and to the UW Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP). Follow the link for more information about diversity and equal opportunity in our program.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Students residing in Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, and Wyoming should visit the WICHE website to determine if they are eligible for the student exchange program that allows non-residents to attend the University on a resident tuition fee basis. The application deadline for WICHE funding is October 15th. Please note that this deadline is firm and occurs in October before the OT applications are due.

Fallon and Folsom Scholarships

The Division of Occupational Therapy offers two scholarships each year, the Fallon Scholarship and the Folsom Scholarship, to two or three 2nd year MOT students who demonstrate financial need and show promise in the field. Applicants must have completed a FAFSA form on record at the UW.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

We highly recommend that students interested in scholarship opportunities use the UW financial aid resources as well as resources on the internet. A limited number of scholarships are available from state and national organizations including those listed below.

To learn more about the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Washington, please explore the links below:

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UW OT Newsletter

Upcoming MOT Applicant Information Sessions

We cannot accommodate drop-ins or individual visits at this time.


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View Graduate Project Posters from past Graduate Project Symposia here.

Click Here for 2020 Clinical Faculty Meeting info



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