Financial Aid

Significant scholarship funding is available for qualified candidates to the Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism program. All applicants who expect to be reliant on any amount of financial assistance from Washington University to fund their studies must apply for financial aid by April 15. An application for financial aid will not influence decisions for admission to the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, so there is no penalty for seeking aid. Priority for scholarships will be given to financial aid applications received on or before January 15.

Financial aid awards are based on separate considerations of academic excellence and financial need. Applicants to the graduate programs and returning students who submit their financial aid applications after the deadline will reduce their chances for aid and may receive appreciably smaller awards than students who apply on time.

Instructions for applying for financial aid are outlined below. Any specific questions or concerns regarding graduate financial aid should be directed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
Washington University
Campus Box 1079 /Givens Hall 105
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Phone: 314.935.6227 or 800.295.6227 (within the continental United States)
Fax: 314.935.7656


Applicants for financial aid who are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents must submit the federal government's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be completed online at When completing the FAFSA, please include Washington University's code (002520) in Step 6 of the form to ensure that financial data will be received as needed.

Citizens of other countries who do not hold U.S. Permanent Residence status must submit an International Student Application for Graduate Financial Aid. Click here to download the pdf version of the form.


Financial aid application forms are due by April 15. Priority for scholarships will be given to financial aid applications received on or before January 15. All matriculating students must reapply annually for financial aid.