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WUSTL Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$71,975
Costs for Washington University in St Louis
Fee Cost
Tuition$50,650
Books and Supplies$992
Other Fees$883
Room and Board $16,006
Other Expenses Budget$3,444

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Washington University in St Louis on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $71,975 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $50,650 for tuition, $16,006 room and board, $992 for books and supplies and $883 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Washington University in St Louis is $50,650, the same as Missouri residents.


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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Washington University in St Louis when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$27,777
Net Price by Income Washington University in St Louis
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,716
$30,001 to $48,000$6,580
$48,001 to $75,000$9,528
$75,001 to $110,000$21,665
$110,000+$45,022

The average reported annual net price for Washington University in St Louis for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,777 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Washington University in St Louis
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $41,977 46%
Pell Grant $4,531 13%
Federal Student Loan $4,748 20%

The average reported annual net price for Washington University in St Louis for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,777 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Washington University in St Louis, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $131,480. The loan balance of $131,480 is a four year multiple of the $32,870 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,373 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $131,480
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,372.80
Total Interest Paid $33,256.15
Sum of All Loan Payments $164,736.15

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$287,900
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $71,975 $74,735 $77,602 $80,578

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Washington University in St Louis to be $287,900 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Washington University in St Louis
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $2,110 $6,330 $8,440

Estimated cost for a class at Washington University in St Louis based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Washington University in St Louis versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Washington University in St Louis Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179867 IPEDS survey data for Washington University in St Louis.