Don’t hesitate to apply based on published costs, we’re here to help.

WashU is committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for admitted students.

If you don’t apply, you won’t have the chance to see how our need-based financial aid and scholarship programs can help you and your family. Use our cost calculators to get a better estimate of your expected family contribution to attend WashU. If you have questions, we’re here to help.


In 2019, Chancellor Martin announced a bold new program that provides a free undergraduate education to qualifying incoming students in Missouri and southern Illinois.


Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2024-25

University Charges



Student activity fee


Student health and wellness fee


Average housing and food (university meal plan)*


Total university charges


*Housing and food (university meal plan) rates depend on the room and meal plan selected. The costs above are for full time undergraduate students. Housing and food (university meal plan) are based on a modern double-room in university housing and the Platinum Plan meal plan. Expenses not billed by the university will vary by student.

Other Expense Estimates

These expenses are not billed by the university. The estimates below are based on surveys of current WashU students.

Books and supplies*






Total Other Estimated Expenses


*Actual cost for books and supplies is determined by the classes you take, if you rent v. purchase, where you get them, etc. Some programs may require the purchase of specific computer equipment.

^Will you fly or drive? What is the approximate cost round-trip? Estimate four trips per academic year for travel.

**Clothing, personal essentials, recreation, etc. Personal, non-education expenses vary by student.

Calculate your cost for undergraduate programs

We encourage you to utilize our 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 offer and scholarships.


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.


Net Price Calculator

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

Net Price Calculator

Graduate School and Continuing & Professional Studies Costs

Financial aid, for many students, is an important consideration in the decision to pursue higher education. For admission to a graduate program, you should apply directly to the school or department in which you are interested. Please check with the graduate school individually concerning financial assistance application processes and deadlines.

Health Insurance

The university requires all full-time degree-seeking students to have health insurance. The Washington University Student Health Insurance Plan is billed to students in the fall semester. To opt out of the plan you must prove that you have adequate coverage through another plan by September 5th. For more information about the health insurance requirement and waiver process, visit the Student Health Services website.