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Domestic Federal Student Loan Process

All the necessary documentation must be received by Olin in order to process your application. An additional four weeks are required to process applications received after the deadline.

Semester Submission Deadline Notification Date
Summer 1 (Entering EMBA & Returning students) April 1 April 30
Summer 2 (Entering FT-MBA & Global MSF students) May 1 May 30
Fall  (Entering PMBA, EMBA & SMP students) June 1 June 30
Spring (Entering PMBA students) November 30 December 15


To apply for financial aid, start today by completing the following steps.

  1. Submit the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
    • Washington University’s School Code is: 002520.
    • Fill out only the student portion of the FAFSA, not the parent portion.
  2. Download and complete your Institutional Financial Aid Application and submit to:

    Olin Graduate Financial Services
    Washington University St. Louis
    Campus Box 1156
    Knight Hall Room 310
    1 Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130
    Email: olinfinancialservices@wustl.edu
  3. You'll receive an electronic award notification from olinfinancialservices@wustl.edu informing you what financial aid is available after your tuition deposit is received and your FAFSA and Institutional Application are reviewed. Once you have been notified, go to https://financialaid.wustl.edu/ 
  • Select MY FA ACCESS and log-in through the WUSTL KEY LOGIN function.
  • Select My Checklist and then choose the 2019-20 Academic Year.
  • Complete all the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS listed to finalize your awards for corresponding terms.

4. At https://studentloans.gov/, please complete the items listed below:

Entering Students and First-Time Direct Loan Borrowers:

  • Complete loan-entrance counseling.
  • Complete Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note.
  • Complete Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note (if awarded).
  • Start the PLUS Application Process (if awarded).

Returning Students:

  • Verify completion of the  Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note and Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note (if applicable).
  • Start PLUS Application Process (if awarded).

For additional guidance on completing these online forms, see the instructions document (PDF)

5. To ensure that Washington University has received all the documents needed to process your financial aid application, go to https://financialaid.wustl.edu/
  • Select MY FA ACCESS and log-in through the WUSTL KEY LOGIN function.
  • Select My Checklist and then choose the 2019-20 Academic Year.
  • Review all the RECEIVED DOCUMENTS we have on file.
  • Complete all the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS listed for the current academic year.

Note: It can take up to two business days for Washington University to receive confirmation of completed entrance-loan counseling, loan applications, and promissory notes.

6. Submit Title IV Authorization form.

Private Loans

A number of private lenders provide funding for graduate business study. Learn more at Types of Loans.
To apply for a Private Loan, please follow these steps:

  • Please contact Olin Financial Services to verify your loan application period and cost of attendance.
  • Submit your loan application directly to your lender of choice. 
  • The lender will contact you to complete final disclosures.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers provide full- or partial-tuition assistance to employees who are pursuing degrees part time. Contact your organization’s Human Resources department for specifics about what benefits are offered. Note that some tax consequences may be associated with employer-paid tuition benefits. For tips on submitting bills for reimbursement, see Tuition Billing and Payment.