Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from WashU.

Annual Cost



Housing & Food


Books & Supplies






Required Fees


Health Insurance




Scholarship and Grants


Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

Outside funding will first reduce Federal Work-Study. Your Washington University Scholarship will only be reduced if the total of all scholarships and grants, from all sources, exceeds your annual cost of attendance.

Policy on Health Insurance

WashU requires all students to have health insurance. If you are not covered by a parental plan, the WashU grant will be increased to cover the amount of health insurance.

Policy on Student Contribution

Your contribution from savings varies based on the amount of assets. Typically, students are expected to contribute 20% of their assets during each of the four years of undergraduate enrollment. For example, a student with $5,000 in assets would be expected to contribute $1,000 toward each year of enrollment.

Students are typically expected to work during the summer to earn money to use for college expenses for the upcoming academic year. The summer work contribution is often used to pay for travel costs to campus or for personal expenses during the academic year. However, as part of WashU’s commitment to QuestBridge National College Match students, this expectation has been waived for you.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award

Students are eligible to receive scholarship assistance for the equivalent of 8 full-time semesters of attendance. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet university academic regulations to receive this award. See the Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.

Annual submission of both the FAFSA and CSS Profile is required. You are expected to meet application deadlines in order to ensure eligibility for all need-based assistance.