Everyone’s financial situation is unique, and we’re here to make sure cost does not get in the way of an exceptional education.

Need-Based Awards

For first-year students 2019-2020.

Parent Income RangeMedian Annual Award% of Applicants ReceivingAward Range
$0 – 39,999$76,91099%$5,554 – 76,910
$40,000 – 59,999$74,58799%$20,946 – 76,910
$60,000 – 79,999$70,69899%$30,778 – 76,910
$80,000 – 99,999$62,116100%$17,658 – 76,910
$100,000 – 119,999$53,67498%$10,012 – 76,910
$120,000 – 139,999$50,583100%$7,250 – 76,910
$140, 000 – 159, 999$45,80294%$3,102 – 64,030
$160,000 – 179,999$36,21282%$6,740 – 66,760
$180,000 – 199,999$34,20771%$12,566 – 56,318
$200,000+$30,35635%$266 – 59,436

Income is only one consideration used to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid at WashU. Other factors include family size, number of children in college, private elementary and secondary tuition expenses, family assets, and more. Every family’s financial circumstances are different and the above chart reflects those differences. At WashU we will work to understand your family’s financial circumstances through a personalized, student and family-focused approach. If you have questions about your individual situation please contact one of our counselors.

Washington University is committed to continuing to find new ways to provide students the resources they need to engage fully in academic and campus life. Learn about our innovative affordability initiatives.

Understanding Student Financial Aid

James McDonald provides an overview of what financial aid is. Designed for students and families trying to navigate the college admissions process, this presentation provides tips and takeaways that can be used at WashU or at any institution.

Calculate your cost

Your expected family contribution is calculated by taking your financial aid award and scholarships and subtracting that from the total cost of attendance.

We encourage you to utilize our two cost calculators—both have been designed to give you an estimate of your family’s financial contribution to WashU. Each will ask you a series of questions, which will help determine the monetary value of your financial aid award and scholarships.

MyinTuition

This calculator asks six basic financial questions to provide you with a quick estimate of college costs, and works best for families with less complex financial situations.

MyinTuition

Net Price Calculator

This calculator asks more in-depth questions to generate an estimate of your net price. The calculator takes approximately 7 minutes to complete.

Net Price Calculator


TYPES OF AID

We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for admitted students.

Once your eligibility for aid is determined, we’ll offer you a financial aid award. Awards range up to the full cost of attendance, including no-loan packages for families earning $75,000 or less.

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Personalized Support

Once you begin the application process, a financial aid counselor will work individually with you to understand your unique circumstances and continue to support you throughout your undergraduate years.