Information for Our Community

Whether you are part of our community or are interested in joining us, we welcome you to Washington University School of Medicine.


Financial Support

The Office of Student Financial Planning provides personalized assistance that serves the unique financial needs of each School of Medicine student.

Every medical school program has specific funding that can be combined with federal loan options from the Department of Education.

Visit the financial planning website

Medical students (MD program)

Students in the medical education program are awarded merit-based scholarships from the Committee on Admissions. Need-based scholarships are awarded through the financial planning office. During the MD application season, we provide award packages to accepted applicants and current students who complete a financial aid application.

On average, our medical students graduate with far lower debt than the national average. Our students averaged the second-lowest debt of medical graduates among the 115 schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2018. Only one other medical school besides Washington University reported average debt below $100,000 for graduates in 2016.

Students in audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and biostatistics

For students enrolling in other programs (non-MD), the financial planning office primarily provides federal student loan aid combined with any program-available scholarships, work-study and assistantships.