Tuition, Fees, & Registration

Tuition, Fees, and Registration

Tuition for the Post-baccalaureate Premedical (PBPM) program is based on the number of credits you take each semester. Most students in the program average 3 courses, or 9 units, per semester. Charges are applied to your student account where you can choose to pay directly online via a checking or savings account or with a credit card. Our Financial Aid team can also work with you to identify the best financial aid package to help support you through your PBPM program studies. 

During the Fall and Spring semesters, students pay $895/credit for courses designed for the PBPM program. In the summer, the course rate varies from $665/credit - $1,180/credit depending on the academic division offering the course. Note that some courses require an additional lab fee. We recommend you plan for $1,000/semester for books and incidentals.

Financial Assistance

Students who are admitted to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program and registered at least half-time are eligible for financial assistance, provided they meet satisfactory academic progress standards. Financial assistance will be calculated and awarded at the undergraduate funding level. 

To apply for financial assistance, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a 5th year undergraduate. Upon receiving the completed FAFSA, Student Financial Services (SFS) will create a financial assistance offer which may consist of federal and/or institutional loans. 

There are two types of federal loans that may be available to students in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. The Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan may be offered to students who have completed a FAFSA and have remaining undergraduate federal loan eligibility. It is recommended that students who have borrowed federal loans in the past visit and review their loan history to best understand their remaining eligibility for undergraduate federal loans. 

In addition to federal loans, students may opt to borrow a Washington University Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Loan. This loan is offered to students who may need some additional loan assistance in order to meet educational expenses. The WashU Loan offers a competitive interest rate, is subsidized while the student is enrolled in the program, and can be deferred upon successful full-time enrollment in graduate or professional school program. The WashU Loan will be provided as part of the overall financial assistance offer for students in the program with a completed FAFSA. There is not a separate application required. 

For more information about completing the FAFSA, please see the Student Financial Services website. If you have additional questions regarding financial aid in the PBPM program, please contact Anita Radcliffe in Student Financial Services at or 1-314-935-4482. 

For students interested in applying for Financial Assistance for the Summer 2022 semester, the application can be found here


We award two special scholarships that provide $5,000 toward tuition for one academic year for qualified applicants. Both scholarships are renewable for a second year if the recipient remains in good academic standing. 

James L. Sweatt Scholarship -  intended to foster a diverse educational atmosphere in the PBPM program.
Gertrude H. Hast Scholarship - for Indiana residents to enroll in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program.


Health Insurance

All students in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program are automatically enrolled in Washington University's basic student health insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. Additionally, the policy may be purchased for dependents. The 2022-2023 annual student cost for this policy is $2,232 and the deadline to waive out of the plan is September 5, 2022. All students in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program will be charged a Health and Wellness fee of $288 per semester each fall and spring, regardless of the health insurance plan they have. 

Students admitted to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program who take a medical leave of absence must do so according to the requirements and procedures of Washington University Student Health Services. A student may take no more than two semesters of a medical leave of absence from the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program. A written statement from Student Health Services concerning readiness to return, along with the student's written request for reinstatement, is required in order to be eligible for reinstatement to the program. 

For more information on the current student health insurance policy, medical leave policy and procedures, or about waving the health insurance coverage, please visit the  Student Health Services website


Post-baccalaureate premedical students may have access to off-campus Washington University housing on a space-available basis. If you are interested in housing, please contact Quadrangle Housing, (800) 874-4330, (314) 935-9511 or visit the  Quadrangle website