Calculating your financial assistance
Your expected family contribution is subtracted from the university’s cost of attendance to determine your financial need.
Your expected family contribution (EFC) is the amount your family will be expected to contribute toward your college costs at WashU.
- Calculated based on WashU’s institutional methodology, using data from the CSS Profile
- It is a specific dollar amount of your family’s contribution
- Applicable for one academic year
We’ll provide a financial assistance offer that ensures cost doesn’t stand in the way of making a WashU education a reality. This offer can be made up of different types of assistance.
Factors that determine parent contribution at WashU include both income, assets, number of family members, and number of siblings in college.
We expect most students to contribute to their college costs from their savings and summer earnings. In general, 20 percent of student assets are expected as their contribution each year.
We’re here to help
If you have questions about any part of the financial assistance process, we’re here to provide you with personal support.
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