Financial Information

Financial Services – Graduate Programs

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition rates for all Olin graduate programs can be found on the Tuition Rates and Billing Procedures page of the Olin Financial Services website.

Health Insurance

Students at Washington University are required to carry health insurance. Full-time graduate students on the Danforth Campus are automatically enrolled in (and billed for) the basic health insurance policy. If proof of comparable coverage is provided, then a student may be able to waive the policy. (International graduate students are not eligible to waive out of the insurance plan.) There are also options for spouse or family coverage, at an additional cost. To review the plans and details concerning the waiver process, please visit the Student Health Insurance Plan Information page of the Washington University Student Affairs website.

Tuition Refunds

Students who are considering a withdrawal from their program should consult with their academic advisor. To officially withdraw, written notification must be provided. Students who withdraw after a term is underway ordinarily receive a tuition refund as follows, based on the last day of class attendance:

Flat-Rate Tuition Programs

Withdrawal Date Refund
Within the first week of classes 100%
After the first week and before the end of the third week 75%
After the third week and before the end of the seventh week 50%
After the seventh week and before the end of the eighth week 25%
After the eighth week of classes No refund or withdrawal

Per-Credit-Hour Tuition Programs

Semester Courses

Withdrawal Date Refund
Within the first week of classes 100%
After the first week and before the end of the third week 75%
After the third week and before the end of the seventh week 50%
After the seventh week and before the end of the eighth week 25%
After the eighth week of classes No refund or withdrawal

Mini-Term Courses

Withdrawal Date Refund
Within the first week of classes 100%
Within the second week of classes 75%
Within the third week of classes 50%
Within the fourth week of classes 25%
After the fourth week of classes No refund or withdrawal

Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends of the university, Olin is able to offer a variety of admissions-based scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships during the admissions process. 

Employer Tuition Reimbursement & Sponsorship

Many employers provide full or partial tuition assistance to employees who are pursuing graduate studies. Some employers will allow Washington University to bill them directly, while others expect the student to front the costs and receive reimbursement after the successful completion of course work. Students should contact their organization's human resources department for specifics regarding the amount of support offered as well as the process for securing those benefits. Olin Graduate Financial Services — along with their colleagues in Student Accounts — can assist students with understanding the university's process and how it aligns with the requirements of different companies.

Financial Aid

The Olin Graduate Financial Services team can help students understand their eligibility for federal and/or private loan options and explain the loan application process. Current federal loan terms and a private loan research tool can be found on the Student Loan Options page of the Olin Financial Services website.

Contact:Olin Graduate Financial Services
Phone:314-935-7301
Email:olinfinancialservices@wustl.edu