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Undergraduate Financial Assistance & Scholarships

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

  • No-loan assistance packages for families with low incomes.
  • Awards that range up to the full cost of attendance. (Separate applications are required.)
  • Merit-based scholarship and need-based scholarships.
  • Simple financial assistance application process using our free Family Financial Profile.
  • 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

Scholarships

In 1966, the School of Engineering & Applied Science established an academic fellowship program to provide funding opportunities for students who have high academic potential. Incoming freshmen 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. Apply for them using the special application online or in our Scholarships brochure.

In addition to being able to apply for the Engineering academic fellowship program, applicants to the School of Engineering & Applied Science are eligible to apply 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 the John B. Ervin Scholars Program and be considered for the Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program, as well as apply for the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program — all of which enhance the overall quality and diversity of the student body. Engineering applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit and vision may apply for the Entrepreneurial Scholars Program, a renewable annual scholarship of $3,000.

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.