We feel strongly that cost should never be a barrier to a strong education. We meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.

  • No-loan assistance packages for families with low incomes.
  • Awards that range up to the full cost of attendance.
  • Merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships.
  • Simple financial assistance application process.
  • Designed individually: Each family has its own Washington University financial assistance counselor to understand its unique circumstances.
  • A commitment to helping you throughout your undergraduate years.
  • Let’s start the conversation early — we want to help. Contact Student Financial Services: 888-547-6670 or 314-935-5900


In 1966, the McKelvey School of Engineering established an academic fellowship program to provide funding opportunities for students who have high academic potential. Incoming first-year students with exceptional promise are selected as Langsdorf Fellows to receive 100 percent tuition for four years of undergraduate study, provided the recipient maintains a satisfactory academic record. These awards are based solely on merit. No separate application is required.

In addition to being considered for the Engineering academic fellowship program, applicants to the McKelvey School of Engineering are considered for a James M. McKelvey Undergraduate Research Scholar award to support working with a faculty member on a research project.

Other Academic Scholarships

Students may apply for university-wide scholarship programs including the John B. Ervin Scholars Program, The Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program, and the Danforth Scholars Program. Information on these programs and their application process can be found here.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.