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Can You Afford Washington University in St Louis?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at WUSTL’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $10,005 and $79,093

Feeling a little stressed about paying $79,093 to attend Washington University in St Louis each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for Missouri students, 42.8% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $47,253. Students from low-income families receive an average of $69,088 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$56,893
+ Room and board$17,402
+ Other expenses$4,798
Total cost$79,093
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$79,093
- Grants and scholarships$47,253
Net price$31,840
Affordability Score (18 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$79,093
- Grants and scholarships$69,088
Net price$10,005
Affordability Score (91 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at WUSTL.

Projected Costs Between $38,031 and $484,118 For a Four Year Degree. Between $19,293 and $235,000 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend WUSTL in 2020 - 2021 was $79,093. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.0% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $83,845 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $91,513 for a bachelor degree candidate ($86,326 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $350,565 over the course of four years ($170,171 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Washington University in St Louis

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.1%3.0%
Freshman year$9,717$31,118$83,845
Senior year$9,576$30,763$86,326
Total 2-year net price$19,293$61,882$170,171
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$7,350$23,575$64,829
Total monthly payment$222$712$1,958
Total amount paid$26,643$85,456$235,000
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.1%3.0%
Freshman year$9,717$31,118$83,845
Senior year$9,300$30,066$91,513
Total 4-year net price$38,031$122,360$350,565
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$14,488$46,615$133,552
Total monthly payment$438$1,408$4,034
Total amount paid$52,519$168,975$484,118

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Washington University in St Louis.

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