- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

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 and supplies
$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 and supplies
$741 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like Washington University in St Louis are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

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
  • 4
  • rachel
  • Jun-20-2016 I am a current student here

    expensive but a great school and great education

    Read More
  • 3
  • Mary from Omaha, NE
  • Jul-30-2015 I am a current student here

    You get a really good education. That's what you pay for. However, the on-campus living was not worth it. Way too expensive for the cheapest option; especially when there are lots of cheaper off campus living choices. Keep in mind though that WashU is notorious for being a real scrooge with financial aid. If you're parents collectively make more than 175,000 a year, there's a good chance you're not getting any aid. This can make WashU a real financial strain and the Aid office isn't super great at helping you figure out a plan to pay.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Andrew from Dahlgren, IL
  • Jun-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Although there's almost no denying that the quality of education at Wash U is top-notch, I sometimes question if a cheaper school would have been better. It all depends on what you want to do. If you have no interest in research or going really far places in your field, I would consider going to a different institution. That said, I have had an overall pleasurable experience here.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 4
  • 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.

    Read More