Tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • $62,666 annual tuition is divided between the fall and spring semesters.
  • $90 Student Bar Association Fee (JD)
  • $70 Legal LAUNCH Week Fee
  • University Health Insurance ($1,942 for 2021-22) See details at Student Health Services.
  • $538 University Health & Wellness Fee (mandatory)
  • Yellow Tag Parking Permit (TBD) See many easy alternative transportation options here.
  • $2,000 Books and Supplies (estimate)
  • $14,400 Room and Board (estimate) Contact our housing concierge for assistance and high-quality lower-cost options near campus.
  • $5,000 Personal and Other Expenses (estimate)

*All Washington University students are required to carry health insurance. Full-time graduate students on the Danforth Campus are automatically enrolled in (and billed for) the basic student health insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. (International students are not eligible to waive out of the insurance plan.) For details about available plans or waiving options, visit Student Health Services.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year.

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL AND REFUND ON TUITION:

Students considering withdrawing from school are encouraged to consult with Elizabeth Walsh, Associate Dean for Students. To withdraw, a student should provide written notification to the Registrar’s and Financial Aid Offices and obtain written approval from Dean Elizabeth Walsh. Students who withdraw after a school term is underway will ordinarily receive a tuition refund based on the date they notify Dean Walsh in writing of their intent to withdraw:

Within 1st week of classes ……………………………………100%
Within 2nd week of classes……………………………………..80%
Within 3rd or 4th week of classes………………………..……..60%
After 4th week & before end of the 8th week…………………..40%

There is no refund after the eight week of the semester except for withdrawals for reasons of health. Such reasons must be certified or verified by Student Health Services, in which case the law school will make a pro rata refund of tuition if notice of withdrawal is received before the end of the twelfth week of the semester.

FAFSA

To apply for loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington University Application for Financial Aid.

The FAFSA requires approximately 10 working days to issue the need analysis to the school. It is your responsibility to secure financial aid forms and to meet all deadlines.

To file your FAFSA online, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov – The FAFSA code for Washington University is 002520.

The Law School application for financial aid for new students can be completed online.

The Law School application for financial aid for returning students can be completed online.

If you have any questions about tuition and financial aid at WashULaw, please call (314) 935-4605 or email Carrie Burns.