The WashU Pledge covers the full cost of a Washington University education, including tuition, room, board and fees.
“We are making this ‘WashU Pledge’ first because it’s the right thing to do,” Martin said. “In addition, we are Washington University ‘in St. Louis.’ That means we have a unique responsibility to provide opportunity for students in our extended region — to the four corners of Missouri and our neighbors in the southern portion of Illinois. By doing so, we’re attracting our very best and brightest and keeping them right here, close to home.”
See the accompanying map (right) for eligible counties.
The WashU Pledge reflects Martin’s commitment to advancing efforts to broaden educational access; improve diversity, equity and inclusion; and strengthen the university’s partnerships in St. Louis and across the region. In his inaugural address, Martin noted educational access as one of his three key strategic priorities for the future of the university.
To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be admitted to Washington University as a full-time first-year undergraduate student, reside in the designated area and fit within the financial criteria. Part-time students or students who are earning a degree from University College are not eligible.
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