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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$79,586
Costs for Washington University in St Louis
Fee Cost
Tuition$56,300
Books and Supplies$1,144
Other Fees$1,086
Room and Board $17,402
Other Expenses Budget$3,654

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Washington University in St Louis on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $79,586 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $56,300 for tuition, $17,402 room and board, $1,144 for books and supplies and $1,086 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Washington University in St Louis is $56,300, the same as Missouri residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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 2019/2020
$27,233
Net Price by Income Washington University in St Louis
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,556
$30,001 to $48,000$2,446
$48,001 to $75,000$8,149
$75,001 to $110,000$23,508
$110,000+$46,759

The average reported annual net price for Washington University in St Louis for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,233 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

48% of full-time undergrad Washington University in St Louis received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $49,677 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 18% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,851 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $17,585.

Finanical Aid Washington University in St Louis
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $49,677 48%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $48,322 45%
Pell Grants $4,774 15%
Other Federal Grants $5,303 7%
State and Local Grants $3,436 9%
Federal Student Loans $4,851 18%
Other Student Loans $17,585 2%

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 $1,254 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $131,480
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,254.46
Total Interest Paid $19,055.71
Sum of All Loan Payments $150,535.71

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$318,344
Year All Residents
1 $79,586
2 $82,615
3 $85,759
4 $89,022

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 $318,344 - 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.

Credit Hour Cost 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 $2,346 $7,038 $9,384

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.