The Annual Fund

License Plate Program


​Who is eligible?

Missouri resident students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Washington University are eligible.

How do I get my license plate?

1. Make a tax-deductible gift of $25* or more, payable to Washington University. (Eliot Society Members do not need to make an additional gift.) Your gift will benefit the school, program, or fund of your choice. Previous gifts, pledges, or other university contributions are not eligible.  
2. Submit the Emblem Use Authorization​ form and your gift in one of the following ways.

Make your gift online. Complete and save the Emblem Use Authorization form and email it to

Complete and print the Emblem Use Aut​horization form and mail it with your check, payable to Washington University, to the address below:

License Plate Program
Washington University in St. Louis
MSC 1210-101-6510
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
We will complete the form and return it to you.
3. Take the completed Emblem Use Authorization form, the $15** state fee for personalized license plates, your regular state license renewal application, and the standard state renewal fee to a Missouri Department of Revenue office near you. For more information, call 314-935-3832 or email

Please Note
The letters, numbers, or combination of letters and numbers on collegiate license plates cannot exceed six characters in length.
Collegiate license plates may be issued only to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fee according to taxable horsepower and to beyond-local commercial motor vehicles licensed for a gross weight of 6,000 or 12,000 pounds.
If you own a vehicle with an even model year, you may choose a two-year registration fee in an even calendar year. If you own a vehicle with an odd model year, you may choose a two-year registration in an odd calendar year. If you choose the two-year option, submit the Emblem Use Authorization form with a minimum contribution of $50 (per vehicle) to Washington University. 
*Your gift to Washington University is tax deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. and Canadian law. To be eligible, make a minimum gift of $25 for a one-year renewal or $50 for a two-year renewal.
**Because collegiate license plates are categorized as personalized license plates, there is an annual $15 Missouri state fee ($30 for two years) in addition to the regular vehicle registration fee.

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