Financial Aid + Scholarships


International First-Year Students

​International students are citizens or permanent residents of countries other than the United States who will be studying on a temporary visa.

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.

​Financial Assistance Deadlines

​Early Decision I

Early Decision II

​Regular Decision

​Submit either WashU's Family Financial Profile (FFP) or CSS-PROFILE to be considered for university-funded assistance ​November 15
​January 15
​February 1
​Financial assistance decision sent ​By December 15​By February 15
​April 1

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Submit either Washington University’s Family Financial Profile (FFP)
    or the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS-PROFILE)
    to be considered for university-funded assistance.
  2. Noncustodial Parent Statement
    If a financial assistance applicant’s parents are divorced, separated, or were never married and are not living together, the noncustodial parent must complete the Washington University Noncustodial Parent Statement (NCPS) or the noncustodial parent portion of the CSS-PROFILE in order for the student to be considered for financial assistance.

Cost Estimate: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Costs for the 2019-2020 academic year, includes tuition, fees, and the student health insurance plan are $57,272. Living expenses (includes room and board, books and supplies, clothing, incidentals, and recreation) are estimated at a minimum of $23,090 for 12 months. The total of $80,362 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.

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