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Washington University in St Louis Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,758 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,100 tuition
$13,977 on campus room & board
$940 books
$741 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$59,758 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,100 tuition
$13,977 on campus room & board
$940 books
$741 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$29,192 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
55% of students receive aid
5% get federal aid ($6,344 avg)
6% get state aid ($2,319 avg)
47% get institn'l aid ($29,192 avg)
23% get loans ($6,185 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.57% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $29,638 48%
Federal Grant Aid $6,344 5%
Pell Grants $3,696 5%
Other Federal Grants $3,991 4%
Institution Grant Aid $29,192 47%
State Grant Aid $2,319 6%
Student Loans $6,185 23%
Federal Loans $5,795 23%
Other Loans $14,858 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Washington University in St Louis offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
(314) 935-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,838
Out of State $1,838


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The price of this school is extremely expensive, but luckily WashU is very good about giving financial aid to students. Most of my friends had all their financial aid met. Despite this price, the education here is unparalleled and worth every penny.

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  • Avishek from India
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    This is an expensive school, no doubt about it. With tuition clocking in at around 56,000 $/year, it is a substantial investment to go to this school, and both parents and future applicants should be aware of that. That being said, WashU gives close to 50% of its students financial aid, and there are a lot of scholarships that you can apply for along with the general application and it's probably a great idea to do so. It should also be noted that WashU is one of the best schools in the country, so employers and grad-schools alike know how rigorous the school is, and how much the degree is worth. Research opportunities are easy to come by as are on-campus jobs, so there are a lot of ways to earn money on campus. Overall, WashU is in my opinion worth the investment - but it is an expensive school.

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  • Samantha from Yukon, OK
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Here at WashU, you can't go wrong. Although tuition is costly, WashU provides many opportunities for success and many connections within and outside of the St. Louis area. Here you will be challenged academically and discover that you are much more capable than you every thought, and the emphasis on community involvement helps you find out what you are truly passionate about. Overall, you will open so many more doors for yourself by attending WashU, which I suppose is what you are paying for in the end.

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  • Arianna from Little Rock, AR
  • Jul-23-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I feel like the money is worth going to a school like Washington University in St. Louis. You get a quality education, a nice place to rest your head, and an environment that's very active. Also, while you do pay a lot to go to Wash. U., they give it back to the students. For example, there's a fund set aside for new clubs or organizations. There are tons of scholarships for incoming freshmen and research students. The U-pass is included in the tuition, which basically means that students get to take the metro for free during the school year if they have their pass on them. Basically, it's worth it.

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  • Lydia from Leawood, KS
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    It's an incredibly expensive school. Although the tuition helps pay for the great good, amazing dorms, and partially funds all the research going on throughout the campus in retrospect i would've preferred a more affordable school, even if the dorms aren't as nice.

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