Your specific financial situation may have recently changed 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.

Financial Aid

If you have already received a financial aid award and you would like to inform a counselor of changes, please submit the Financial Aid Award Reconsideration Request. Your financial aid counselor will review and be in contact to discuss your request.

Families who didn’t qualify for or apply for financial aid in the past, but have experienced significant changes in their financial circumstances, are encouraged to apply for need-based aid. To be considered, please complete the Family Financial Profile and the FAFSA (School Code 002520).

Have additional questions? Visit Common Financial Aid Questions for Fall 2020

Technology Grant

First-year and Transfer Undergraduate Students Entering in Fall 2020

Students entering in Fall 2020 who are earning a degree through one of the undergraduate schools and are receiving need-based financial aid are eligible to receive a computer before or during their first semester. Students will be given a campus bookstore credit of $1,115 to be used for the purchase of a laptop computer that meets current undergraduate minimum requirements. Students may also use this credit toward a purchase of a more expensive computer that meets more than the minimum requirements.

For guidance and support regarding the university’s technology requirements and recommendations visit WashU Tech Den, a technology resource center available to all WashU students.

Returning Undergraduate Students

Returning students who are earning a degree through one of the undergraduate schools and are receiving need-based financial aid—who do not have a laptop that meets current undergraduate minimum requirements—will be eligible for technology assistance during their Fall 2020 semester. Students who need technology support for this semester should reach out to the Student Financial Services Office directly to address their needs.

Graduate Students and University College Students

Technology assistance for graduate students and University College students may be available. Students who have questions should contact the aid office in their division.

Click here for the full grant policy

The safety and well-being of our university community and the St. Louis region are our highest priorities. As the university continues to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, you can view updates and our plans for the year ahead at WashU Together: COVID-19 Response.