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Washington University in St. Louis
Student Financial Services


Information for Parents

At Washington University, we take a very individualized approach to financial assistance. Your family will be introduced to a personal counselor who will work with you through all four years to provide personal, confidential help with planning for the cost of education while your student is attending. We will work with you to understand what makes your family's financial situation unique.

As a parent, here are ways you can help:

  • Make sure your student completes all applications by the appropriate deadlines for merit scholarships and need-based financial assistance.
  • Estimate your family's calculated Net Price. Think about whether this amount seems reasonable for your family. If not, consider what other information might not be included in the calculator.
  • On the FFP or CSS Profile, tell us what makes your family's financial situation unique. Be specific - providing as much detail as possible - and we will use this information to estimate the amount your family can pay toward educational expenses.
  • Don't worry. If your student is admitted, it's our goal to make sure it's affordable for your family.

In addition to scholarships and need-based financial assistance, Washington University offers simple, innovative payment options you will want to consider. Your personal counselor will help you compare and consider what plan works best for your family.



Student Financial Services • Washington University in St. Louis • One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1041, St. Louis, MO 63130
(888) 547-6670 or (314) 935-5900 • (314) 935-4037 Fax • • Located in Sumers Welcome Center, Room 020 • M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm CST