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Washington University in St Louis Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$67,220 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,950 tuition
$16,440 on campus room & board
$1,010 books and supplies
$820 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$67,220 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,950 tuition
$16,440 on campus room & board
$1,010 books and supplies
$820 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,434 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
53% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($6,920 avg)
7% get state aid ($3,208 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($38,434 avg)
21% get loans ($6,088 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.54% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.54% 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 $38,927 45%
Federal Grant Aid $6,920 12%
Pell Grants $4,163 11%
Other Federal Grants $5,701 6%
Institution Grant Aid $38,434 42%
State Grant Aid $3,208 7%
Student Loans $6,088 21%
Federal Loans $5,513 20%
Other Loans $16,260 2%

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 $2,040
Out of State $2,040


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Kira
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The school is very expensive! I absolutely loved everything about WashU but the cost is too much for me. That is actually the one reason I am not going here.

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  • 4
  • rachel
  • I am a current student here

    expensive but a great school and great education

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  • 3
  • Mary from Omaha, NE
  • 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.

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  • 4
  • Andrew from Dahlgren, IL
  • 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.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • 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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