Applying for Aid

We'll Help You Fund a Brighter Future

At Webster University, we have provided an educational environment accessible to all for more than a century. That’s why we offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for our incoming freshmen, transfer students and active military.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 314-968-6992 or 1-800-983-4623
Fax: 314-968-7125

Estimate Your Cost

The Office of Financial Aid at Webster University is here to help you complete applications, find suitable assistance programs and answer any questions you have about financial aid. We’re committed to making your college education affordable.

Webster administers financial aid each academic year, which includes summer, fall and spring terms. We start processing offer notifications for the upcoming academic year in December for prospective students after they have been academically accepted and all required financial aid documents have been received.

Step One: Apply

Become a Gorlok! Apply to Webster.

Step Two: FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA application (opens in new tab), and designate Webster as a recipient with Title IV code 002521.

Step Three: Funding

Combine student loans, grants and scholarships to pay for your future.

Scholarship Guide

Webster is committed to answering unmet needs, and scholarships are key to students' access and success. Typically, 96% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid in the form of loans and scholarship assistance.

Explore the Webster University Scholarship Guide (PDF opens in new tab)

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Step One: Apply

Unlock Your Gorlok

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Innovative, Global, Diverse

Whether you'll be a freshman, transfer student, international student, graduate student, attending evening or online, plan to study abroad or are active military, there's a program for you here at Webster. You'll have access to more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to meet your lifestyle.

Step Two: FAFSA

Submit Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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Fund Your Future

Our Webster University community understands its students need federal and state aid between the cost of tuition, housing, supplies and additional expenses. So the amount our students can afford to pay - known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) - is determined after evaluating the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens in new tab).

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Estimate What Your Degree Will Cost

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Use the handy Net Price Calculator tool to get an estimate of what your full-time undergraduate degree will cost at Webster University.

Use this budget sheet (PDF opens in new tab) to calculate your net cost, after scholarships and loans are applied.

22nd in the Midwest

Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 22nd in Midwest Regional Universities. Webster was also recognized as a “Best Value” school and “Top Performer” for social mobility.

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Step Three: Funding

Combine Funding Sources to Cover College Costs

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Types of Financial Aid

Webster University offers need-based and merit-based financial aid. Need-based financial aid includes federal student loan programs, grants, and federal work study. Webster also has many merit-based scholarship programs for undergraduates and graduates, from freshman to transfers to international students, and for current students and military and first responders.

Briana Robles
Graduate Debt-Free

“I am confident that Webster was the right choice for me, financially and academically. With the help of my mentors, I was able to choose a major and a minor that suit me, and I look forward to graduating debt-free.”

Briana Robles
Briana Robles

Transfer Student, WATTS Scholar and 2021 Webster Alum

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Leadership Scholarships

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Have you been a leader in extracurricular activities at your high school or community college? Planning on continuing that or jumping into other leadership opportunities with us? Webster Leadership Scholarships, available for freshmen and for transfer students, can be stacked with other Webster scholarships to reduce the cost of your degree.

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Webster's Grad to Grad Scholarship

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Did you earn a bachelor's degree from one of Webster's St. Louis campuses? Are you looking to continue your education with Webster in St. Louis? The Grad to Grad scholarship may be right for you.

If you don't qualify, there are other ways to pay your way through graduate school detailed on our graduate financial aid page.

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Proud to Serve Scholarship for Military Dependents

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Members of the military and their dependents may qualify for the Proud to Serve Webster scholarship, which can be stacked with other Webster scholarships to reduce the cost of your degree.

There are a number of scholarships for active military, first responders, veterans, and their spouses and dependents at Webster.

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Scholarships for Study Abroad

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Webster offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who want to take their education abroad. Webster Study Abroad Scholarships are available to reduce the cost of your study abroad, and may cover various expenses including travel and tuition.

Emergency Assistance

Webster University is committed to helping our students through unexpected financial hardships. Emergency aid, including loans, grants, tuition adjustments/waivers, food assistance and funds for textbooks and technology, is available to students enrolled at campuses in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Log into Connections for more details on emergency aid and links to applications

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