Education can be expensive,
but WashU has you covered

We meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. Financial assistance offers range up to the full cost of attendance, including no-loan packages for all families.

WashU is “no-loan” for all

As part of our commitment to always put students first, Washington University is expanding its “no-loan” financial aid policy to include all admitted undergraduate students beginning in fall 2024. This means that need-based loans will be replaced with scholarships and university grants in all financial aid packages, ensuring that all admitted students can obtain a world-class WashU education without going in to debt. This policy is the latest step in a long, comprehensive strategy to expand access and financial aid at the university. Other components include the WashU Pledge and our need-blind admission policy.

Personalized assistance

Starting from day one, your dedicated financial assistance counselor will get to know you and your family. We will work with you, individually, to understand your personal financial situation.


Don’t let cost stop you from applying

Student Financial Services wants to ensure cost does not stand in the way of making your WashU education a reality. We offer tools that will take your family’s financial contribution, along with WashU’s financial assistance and scholarships, to give you a financial estimate for your undergraduate years.

Cost of AttendanceCost Calculators

Academic scholarships

For students who show exceptional academic performance and outstanding promise—you will be automatically considered for academic scholarships based on your application for admission.

Signature Scholar Programs

Housed within the Office of Scholar Programs, WashU’s Signature Scholar Programs bring together students of all academic divisions to create a unique academic and cultural community.


Questbridge is a national platform that connects the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education.


Financing options

WashU’s creative payment plans and financing options help manage the cost of your education. Whether you choose our Partners in Education with Parents, one of the best financing programs in the county, or one of our flexible installment payment plans—WashU is here to make sure cost is not a barrier to education.

Financing options