Tuition and Fees

Doctor of Business Administration in Finance

Students enrolled in the DBA program will be charged tuition based on the number of credit units of enrollment per semester. Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $1,810 per credit hour. Tuition rates change annually in the summer and will be updated on this site. We do not offer specific scholarships or special financial aid packages. However, financing in the form of student loans and work-study programs may be available. All applicants are eligible to apply for financial aid. Applicants are also encouraged to seek private scholarships.

Doctor of Philosophy Fellowships

Enrolled PhD students who are making satisfactory progress in the program are guaranteed financial support for five years. This includes full tuition remission plus a stipend for living expenses distributed over 12 months. The annual stipend for students entering the PhD program in the fall of 2020 is $35,000. All applicants are automatically considered for Olin Business School fellowships; no separate application is required. New applicants are encouraged to apply for other fellowships with generous stipends that are available to outstanding new students at Washington University, including the Mr. & Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study and the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program for students who bring diversity to the graduate program.


Washington University has a health insurance requirement for all full-time, degree-seeking students. Under this requirement, students must either purchase the Washington University Student Health Insurance Plan or prove that they have adequate coverage through another plan. If a student does not demonstrate that they have adequate coverage from another plan, that student will be automatically enrolled in the Washington University student plan and billed accordingly.

Tuition Refund

Tuition refunds are determined by the program director.

Financial Aid

The Olin Graduate Financial Services office administers all forms of financial assistance available through Washington University. The sources of aid include institutional scholarships, the Stafford Loan program and the Grad PLUS Loan program. Students are also able to apply for educational loans through private banks. These resources may be available to students regardless of their income level and assets. Please contact the Olin Graduate Financial Services office for additional information:

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