Scholarships & Financial Aid

International Student Financial Aid

​Applying for Financial Aid

Please submit the following documents by February 1, 2014:

Aid Based on Achievement, Potential, and Need

Financial aid for qualified students is considered on a case-by-case basis. Financial aid is renewable for each year of undergraduate study, as long as the student is making good progress toward a degree and maintaining a good academic record.

Employment is restricted by visa status. Students should not count on funds from any possible employment to defray the costs of tuition and living expenses.

Proof of Financial Support

In compliance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, WUSTL requires all admitted international students to submit detailed financial information statements before a Form I-20 can be processed, including:

  • Statements of amounts and sources of funds available for their educational expenses in the United States.
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances
  • Certified bank statements in English verifying that they have sufficient funds available to finance their first year’s tuition and living expenses and that a comparable amount of money will be available for every subsequent year of study.
  • Some embassy officials verify students’ financial certification. Students should obtain two original copies (with original signatures) of both the sponsor’s letter and the bank letter. Retain a copy for obtaining a visa.

Financial aid awards may be deducted from the amount to be certified.

Cost Estimate: 2013-14 Academic Year

Costs for the 2013-14 academic year, tuition and fees (including the Student Health and Wellness Fee and Washington University Student Health Insurance Plan) will be $46,141. Living expenses (including room and board, books and supplies, clothing, incidentals, and recreation) are estimated at a minimum of $20,400 for 12 months. The total of $66,541 per year is the figure used for visa processing.

These figures may not include the costs for the English Language Program (required for students who do not meet English proficiency standards). Students in art and architecture should plan to spend an additional $600 for books and supplies. Some programs may require the purchase of specific computer equipment.

The cost estimate for living expenses covers only minimal essential expenditures. Expenses for clothing, recreation, and incidentals are variable, and the cost of travel outside St. Louis is not included.

Students admitted to the United States on student visas are not permitted to work off-campus during the first academic year (thereafter only under limited circumstances), employment should not be considered as a means of support.

For more information, please contact:
Student Financial Services
Washington University
Campus Box 1041
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

(888) 547-6670 (314) 935-5900
Fax: (314) 935-4037
financial@wustl.edu