Cost is not a barrier to a WashU education

WashU’s creative payment plans and financing options help manage the cost of our education. We have several simple, innovative and flexible payment and financing programs designed to help you manage your college investment.

Partners in Education with Parents (PEP)

Our PEP program is among the best parent financing programs in the country, and is financed and managed by the university. We work closely with our students and their families to continually improve these offerings and provide an attractive set of payment options.

Installment Plan

This plan allows students and their families to spread all or part of a single academic year’s expenses into convenient monthly payments.

Installment Plan

Per Semester Billing

Students are billed for tuition, fees, and housing per semester, prior to the beginning of that semester. Bills can be viewed and paid easily online with a variety of options.

Per Semester Billing

Federal Loans

Through the federal government’s PLUS program, parents can borrow up to the student’s cost of education less other financial assistance awarded to the student.

Federal Loans

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Choose the best plan for your needs

We’ve created a helpful Financial Planning Comparison Worksheet for you to estimate your monthly payment for each of our payment and financing options.

Comparison Worksheet

Contact us

Contact your counselor if your financial situation has changed and is impacting your ability to pay for college. Examples include loss of income, unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance, unemployment, or other unusual life events.

We are happy to consider these new circumstances and invite you to share this information with us.