Tuition & Fee Information

Undergraduate Courses
Select undergraduate science courses: $710-$2130/unit

Graduate Courses

  • American Culture Studies: $795/unit
  • Biology, Clinical Research Management: $740/unit
  • Data Analytics & Applications: $1,200/unit
  • Doctor of Liberal Arts: $995/unit
  • Education: $710/unit
  • Human Resources Management, International Affairs, Master of Liberal Arts: $740/unit
  • Nonprofit Management: $795/unit
  • Statistics: $995/unit

Day Courses (“L”): $2,260/unit

Lab & Material Fees: $15-$350


  • Standard auditors pay the same fees as those taking the course for credit.
  • Special Audit: $400-600/course

Late Registration Fee: $50

Late Fee for Nonpayment: $50 or 5% of outstanding balance

Returned Check Fee: $25




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Refund Policies & Deadlines

Learn more information about the tuition refund policies and deadlines for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Tuition Payment Methods

Direct Payment Options

We realize that financing an education can be a challenge. We offer the following options to assist you when paying for your education.

  • On-Site Cash & Check
    While the university is in alternate operations we are not able to accept credit card, cash or check payments in the University College office. There will be a delay in posting payments received by mail to student accounts, and course registration will be pending.
  • Credit Card
    Students can pay with a credit card online. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement plan that pays all or part of your tuition, you can defer all or part of the tuition until the end of the semester. Requires written verification at the time of registration. Contact your supervisor or personnel / human resources department at your place of employment to determine if a tuition reimbursement plan is available. Note: Not available during the summer.

If your employer agrees to pay all or part of your tuition, submit the following items prior to registering:

  1. Company’s tuition reimbursement policy
  2. Company’s written statement agreeing to pay all or part of the tuition charges
  3. Intent to Pay form

Payment is due by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester: Due Date: January 15
  • Spring Semester: Due Date: June 15
  • Summer: September 15

The student must remit payment by the due date, whether (s)he has been reimbursed by the employer. If payment is not received by the due date, a late payment fee of at least $50 or 5% of the outstanding balance will be assessed on the past due account balance. In addition, a hold will be placed on the student’s account, which will prohibit the student from registering for other courses, attending classes, or accessing a transcript. Students that do not remit payment by the due date may not be eligible for the deferred payment option in the future.

Boeing Learning Together Program

University College is proud to be a preferred school partner of Boeing’s Learning Together Program. Below are a number of programs that are eligible for funding from Boeing’s Learning Together Program. Please check with your supervisor to verify eligibility. 

  • Graduate Programs: Human Resources Management, International Affairs, and Statistics
  • Undergraduate Programs: Communications, Economics or Managerial Economics, Global Leadership & Management, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, International Studies, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, and Sustainability.
  • Certificate Programs: Applied Mathematics, Business, Geographic Information Systems, Human Resources Management, International Affairs, Strategic Communication, Sustainable Environment & Science, and Sustainable Management & Organizations.

Financial Aid & Tuition

Financial assistance is available to part-time and full-time University College students in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, tax credits, remission, and payment plans. An approved financial aid award must be verified prior to registration. Learn more about available financial aid at University College.

  • St. Louis Area Civic & School District Tuition Assistance
  • School district teachers and civic employees in the City of Clayton, University City, St. Louis City and St. Louis County are eligible to take classes at a substantially reduced rate. Learn more about the St. Louis Area City & School District Tuition Assistance program.
  • Contractor Services Scholarship Program
  • Contract employees who work full time on WashU’s campuses are encouraged to take classes at University College for free or reduced cost. This program allows employees to earn a degree, certificate, or simply explore their interests in a stimulating academic setting. Learn more about the Contractor Services Scholarship program.