At Washington University in St. Louis, we recognize the experience and knowledge that comes from serving in the military. Because we are committed to a more diverse and inclusive environment, we welcome military-connected students who continue to add focus and energy to our campus.


  • Washington University is a community where everyone is valued and respected.
  • We provide opportunities to learn, engage, and enjoy both the campus and the St. Louis community.
  • Students can achieve a world-class education with distinguished faculty, personalized advising, and flexible academic programs.
  • Our Student Veteran Associations provide resources to help students transition to the university, network, and succeed.
  • As a proud partner in the Yellow Ribbon program, we allow qualified veterans to attend graduate and undergraduate programs full time with no out-of-pocket expenses for tuition and fees.*

Yellow Ribbon

Washington University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program

*If the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines you to be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon benefit, your tuition will be covered for the duration of our VA entitlements. Each of our participating schools voluntarily enters into its own Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the VA and chooses the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. See the Yellow Ribbon program school participation table for complete info.

Questions? Schedule an Appointment

Please contact our office or schedule an appointment if you are a servicemember, veteran or family member interested in attending Washington University. We can connect you with the admissions office for your desired field of study, discuss the use of military and veteran benefits to pay for your education, and discuss life as a military-connected student at the university.



Learn more about WashU

Prospective students may be interested in Attaining Higher Education, University Studies for Student Veterans and Finding Your Calling, comprehensive, free, online edX courses from Columbia University’s Center for Veterans Transition and Integration. The content is tailored to help active duty service members, veterans and military-connected students navigate key points in their transition process. Visit edX to learn more and to enroll.