Costs & Financial Aid

The UW Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management program is a self-sustaining, fee-based program offered by the Department of Health Systems and Population Health in collaboration with UW Continuum College.


Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for resident (Washington state) and nonresident students. In addition to course fees, students pay required fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-Pass fees. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter. Costs for textbooks and other course materials are extra. 

Under the Health Sciences Immunization Program, health science students are also required to pay an annual immunization review fee. 

The estimated total course fees below is based on 2021–2022 rates.

Cost per credit: $418
Total number of credits required: 78
Estimated total course fees: $32,604

Financial Aid

Students in fee-based programs can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their education costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. We encourage you to apply early. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or university grants, including the Husky Promise program.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards offers information and resources about student scholarship opportunities and also mentors students through the various application processes. Their website includes information about financial aid resources available to transfer students.

Students may also qualify for scholarships offered through professional associations. Check the websites of associations such as the American Health Information Management Association, the Seattle Health Information Management Association and the Washington State Health Information Management Association for details.