Rates for Researchers & Other Visitors

These rates apply to any expenses that are not paid on a UW budget, regardless of a person’s UW affiliation. They are higher than budget rates because the University of Washington adds institutional overhead.

All charges are subject to 8.3% Sales Tax.

**Visitors are charged a per-person Facility Fee in addition to any housing costs (see Fees Policy for information). Those staying in a Standard Dorm or Hut will also be charged for a Full Meal Plan.

10 Day Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel all or part of your stay, please notify the Visitors Coordinator in writing at least 10 days before the first date to be cancelled. For any dates cancelled fewer than 10 days in advance, FHL will charge 20% of estimated expenses and any fees.

Cleaning Policy

If after departure, additional staff time is required for cleaning a housing unit or lab space beyond what is ordinarily needed, you will be billed for extra time at a rate of $57.20 + tax/hour.


Includes Tech Fee

FHL Cottages, Apartments, Duplexes Unit Daily Unit Weekly Unit Monthly
3 Bedroom $133 $737 $2337
2 Bedroom $118 $654 $2068
1 Bedroom $89 $495 $1561
Studio $70 $390 $1228
Grad Dorm $40 $224 $715
Standard Dorm Room or Hut, Private $36 $200 $641
Dorm Room or Hut, Shared             Per Person $33 $181 $569

Bedding: Housing rates include two flat sheets (fitted sheets not available), a pillow with pillowcase, blanket and a towel per bed.  Weekly linen exchange (on Fridays, 8-8:30 am) provided free of charge.

Facility Fee

All visitors using FHL facilities beyond their housing will be charged a Facility Fee per person:

  • Daily $8
  • Weekly $46
  • Monthly $145

Lab Rental Fee

All visitors with assigned lab spaces, except for current UW faculty, staff, and students, will be charged a Lab Rental Fee per space:

  • Daily $39
  • Weekly $219
  • Monthly $694


Full meal plans are required for those staying in non-kitchen units (huts and dorms, excluding grad dorms). Researchers and scholars staying four or more days in all other units are required to purchase Dining Dollars, which may be used toward any food or beverage in the Dining Hall. All meals must be reserved in advance; see our Dining page for more information. Meals for children 10 and under are half price. NOTE: WHILE WE ARE OPERATING UNDER COVID-19 PROCEDURES, we are not issuing (or charging for) Dining Dollars; the Dining Hall is only open to FHL course students on full meal plans.

Meals, Non-Student:

  • Breakfast $14
  • Lunch $19
  • Dinner $24
  • Brunch $33

Meals Student1:

  • Breakfast $12
  • Lunch $15
  • Dinner $20
  • Brunch $27

Full Meal Plans (daily rates):

  • Non-Students: $56/day
  • Students1: $47/day

Dining Dollars (weekly rates):

  • Non-Students:$47/week (equivalent to two dinners)
  • Students1: $15/week (equivalent to one lunch)

Boat Charges

  • For RV Kittiwake and ROV rates, please contact Jakob Bueche.
  • Motorboats2: $86/hour
  • Rowboats3: free of charge
  1. A Student is any person enrolled in a university, college, or K-12 school.
  2. Use of motorboats requires a WA State Boater Educational Card and a check out from our Boat Safety Officer. For more information, please contact Kristy Kull.
  3. Use of rowboats requires a rowboat orientation. For orientations scheduled after hours, there is a $58 charge. For more information, please contact Kristy Kull.


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