WashU will not let cost be a barrier to your education, and through the Gateway to Success we are now need blind. This means students will be considered for admission based on their abilities, not their ability to pay. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need so you can be 100% focused on chasing your dreams and realizing your ambitions. WashU supports several initiatives that provide students the resources they need to engage fully in academic and campus life.
- Transfer Student – Applications available
- Early Decision I – Admissions and Financial Aid decisions released by
- Early Decision I – Candidate reply date
- Early Decision II – Application submitted and complete by
- Regular Decision – Application submitted and complete by
- Early Decision I – Scholarship applications complete by
- Early Decision II – Scholarship applications complete by
- Regular Decision – Scholarship applications complete by
Tips from a Counselor
Assistant Director, Student & Family Engagement
We understand the financial aid process can be overwhelming and can differ at each school. I would encourage you to take a look at our most commonly asked questions to help you get a better understanding of how we award aid at WashU.
Tips from a Counselor
Sr Assistant Director, Student & Family Engagement – Scholarships
A Counselor on Duty (COD) is on call Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm CT to meet with prospective and current undergraduate students via Zoom. Log in when your personal counselor is on duty or any time during our on call hours to have someone answer your questions immediately.
Financial Aid 101
“Financial aid was the most important factor that allowed me to come to WashU. The emphasis put on making a WashU education financially accessible shows a lot about the quality of this university. Student Financial Services is clear in their communication and accommodating with every request.”John, Class of 2024
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We’re here to see you through
October 4, 2021
Washington University in St. Louis will make an unprecedented $1 billion investment in financial aid for students, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. This funding will allow the university to achieve its goal of adopting a need-blind undergraduate admissions policy, effective immediately.
July 12, 2021
WashU has renewed its commitment to the American Talent Initiative (ATI)’s Accelerating Opportunity campaign, a nationwide effort to graduate an additional 50,000 low- and moderate-income students from ATI member colleges and universities by 2025.