Attention: Deadlines and important information

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024: Initial SSF application submission
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024: Last day to send supporting documents *
  • Friday, May 10, 2024: Last day to send all receipts

*Please note, you have two weeks from the time your application becomes Under Review, to send all supporting documents requested by the SSF Team, before your application is denied. Please resubmit the application after all supporting documentation is readily available.

Spring 2024 walk-in hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-3 p.m., or appointments are available upon request. The Student Success Fund Manager is located in the Taylor Family Center for Student Success in DUC 330.

Overview of Funding

The Student Success Funds at Washington University in St. Louis offers students access to additional funding to support opportunities and emergency needs as they arise.

The Student Success Fund is comprised of several funds, some of which were created by private donors. Each fund has restrictions on what we can cover and limits on how much money we can offer per request.

We cannot pay Tuition at Washington University or other institutions, Rent, Parking or any reccurring bills like utilities or cell phone, or expenses that are not necessary for student success such as Airpods and iPads. All requests should be single payment request with the exception of mental health expenses. 

All textbooks/course fees/materials, etc. requests must go through Student Financial Services.  Student Success Funds cannot traditionally cover these items.

1.  Determine if the actual amount you have spent on textbooks/course fees, materials, etc., cost exceeds the budgeted amount in the semester’s cost of attendance.

(Your award letter will show what each semester’s budgeted amount is for books/supplies.

2.  If the answer is “Yes”, contact your SFS Counselor for additional financial assistance.

3.  If the answer is “No”, SFS is unable to provide additional financial assistance.

To speak with someone about your submitted application please call 314-935-8392 to speak with the Student Success Fund Manager.

Additional Information

Brown Family FundAllowed-support for parents with financial need who wish to travel to Washington University events or programs involving their student/child
Sherman RohrbachAllowed-travel stipends, medical expenses not covered by insurance, fees for graduate and professional school admissions tests and other expenses for experiential learning opportunities and emergency needs of undergraduate students with financial need
Emily and John ChenAllowed-expenses related to the support for undergraduate students who have emergency needs and/or students who are pursuing educational experiences in China
Student Union Opportunity FundAllowed-support co-curricular expenses for students with financial need
Mental Health FundAllowed – expenses to support student mental health
Stephanie Brooks Dains and John DainsAllowed – expenses in support of student emergencies and educational enrichment
Varsity Athletic FundAllowed- qualifying student-athletes access the full student-athlete experience by removing financial barriers as allowed by the NCAA
Black Alumni Emergency FundAllowed- expenses for school supplies, books, application and graduate fees, emergency travel, and as a resource to support other such academic needs