We feel strongly that cost should never be a barrier to a great education. Washington University has a long tradition of working individually with the families of our students to customize a financial assistance award that ensures cost does not stand in the way of making a WashU education a reality.
Students who receive financial assistance come from a broad range of economic backgrounds.
Learn more about financial aid and the application process.
Washington University is committed to helping talented students who show exceptional academic performance and outstanding promise.
Our academic scholarship and fellowship programs offer financial aid based solely on academic achievement. Each scholarship or fellowship has a slightly different application procedure. All require each candidate to submit an application for freshman admission to WashU.
Students who apply under Washington University’s binding early decision plan may apply for any scholarship matching their academic and extracurricular achievements. Academic scholarships, however, are not awarded until after the early decision commitment date.
Learn more about academic scholarship and fellowship programs.
Washington University in St. Louis is an NCAA Division III member institution. As such, the University is bound by NCAA rules, which prohibit any Division III institution from considering athletics leadership, ability, participation, or performance in making scholarship or financial aid award decisions to any student.