Tuition and Financial Aid

For students admitted in summer 2018, tuition is set at:

  • $1,315 per credit hour
  • For the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition will be slightly higher.
  • The full-time tuition charge includes mandatory student health, disability, life insurance coverage, and Metro U-Pass for public transpertation.
  • For the full MSIBS program of 42 credits, therefore, the projected degree cost is around $55,000.

Additional notes

  1. It is expected that most matriculating M.S. students will be offered partial, merit-based tuition remission.
  2. In the case of junior faculty or staff pursuing the MSIBS program, they may seek tuition assistance from their Departments/Programs (see Financial Aid).
  3. Tuition is payable incrementally each semester and is due at least one week before each semester begins. Students can check their account status and make payments online via WebSTAC. Tuition paid by check should indicate the student’s official name and student ID number and should be mailed to:

Washington University in St. Louis
P.O. Box 14627
St. Louis, MO 63150-4627

Visit the Financial Services website for further payment instructions.

Financial Aid & Washington University Medical School Resources

Departmental scholarships are offered to some full-time MS candidates at the time of admission based on the strength of the application. Information about other sources of assistance can be found here.

Federal and private loans may be available. All students are encouraged to consult with the counselors in the School of Medicine Office of Student Financial Planning for assistance in obtaining financial aid.

Qualified Washington University employees only: Summer, intensive courses may qualify for 50% tuition remission (up to seven credits per semester). It is the responsibility of the student to apply for this (see the Human Resources web site for details and the appropriate form needed).

For Washington University employees whose departments or grants are paying for their tuition, specific forms must be filled out by the employee, approved by the department/division, and forwarded to the Benefits Office as noted on the form. See the Medical School Human Resources home page and go to “Forms”. Also contact the Program Manager at biostat-msibs@email.wustl.edu or by telephone at (314) 362-1384 for further instructions.

Single Course Registrants and Auditors

All students must meet eligibility criteria for taking any course. See course descriptions for prerequisites and permission for each course. The following rates apply for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • For course credit: $1,280 per credit hour
  • For official audit: $650 per credit hour

Auditors:

Students wishing to audit individual courses must first obtain the permission of the course master. To begin the process, contact the Program Manager at biostat-msibs@email.wustl.edu or by telephone at (314) 362-1384. Acceptance will be determined by eligibility and the class enrollment size. Auditors will be required to register for selected courses with the Program Manager and to pay the appropriate auditing tuition for the course through Webstac or Student Accounting. No one is allowed to “sit in” on a course without paying tuition.

Expectations for auditing courses

  1. Auditors will not be given access to computer labs or accounts.
  2. Homework will not be collected or graded.
  3. Auditors will not participate in exams.
  4. Auditor will not receive credit. The designation of “audit” will be received upon successful completion, if attendance was regular.

Courses Exempt from Auditing (list may change without notice)

  1. Statistical Computing with SAS® (M21-503)
  2. Computational Statistical Genetics (M21-621)
  3. R Primer (M21-506)

Tuition is due at least one week before the first class meeting date. Students can check their account status and make payments online via WebSTAC. Tuition paid by check should indicate the student’s official name and student ID number and should be mailed to:

Washington University in St. Louis
P.O. Box 14627
St. Louis, MO 63150-4627

Visit the Financial Services website for further payment instructions.

Late Fee, Withdrawal and Refund Policies

If a M.S. candidate withdraws from the program, such notice must be given to the Program Director in writing. Tuition will be refunded fully (100%) if written notice is given before the start of any classes.

The tuition refund is dependent upon the date on which the student withdraws. In all cases, notice of withdrawal must be submitted in writing.

Fee for late payment of tuition: $50.00

Nonpayment of tuition or other charges due the University or otherwise affecting the University will prohibit the student from receiving certain services. Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University will not be allowed to register or to obtain transcripts or official verification of enrollment.

Tuition refund schedule

 Withdrawal date Refund
Regular semester
Prior to the first class Tuition is refunded in whole
Within the first week 80%
Within the first two weeks 60%
Within the first 4 weeks 50%
After 4 weeks none
Intensive & summer courses
Prior to the first class Tuition is refunded in whole
On the first day 80%
Within the first 2 days 60%
Within the first 4 days 50%
After 4 days none