Costs & Financial Aid

The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure is a self-sustaining, fee-based degree program administered by the UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in partnership with UW Continuum College.


Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state resident students and non-resident students. In addition to these fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. There may be additional costs for textbooks and other course materials.

Fees are due by the third Friday of the quarter. The estimate below is based on 2018–2019 department rates and is subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $595*
Total number of credits required: 42
Estimated total course fees: $24,990

*Cost is pending approval

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or UW grants.

Graduate Student Funding

The UW Graduate School has a Graduate Student Funding page with information about fellowships and awards. The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Employer 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.