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WPI Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$65,046
Costs for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fee Cost
Tuition$47,988
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$640
Room and Board $14,218
Other Expenses Budget$1,200

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $65,046 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $47,988 for tuition, $14,218 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $640 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is $47,988, the same as Massachusetts residents.


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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$43,027
Net Price by Income Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$29,482
$30,001 to $48,000$27,915
$48,001 to $75,000$33,493
$75,001 to $110,000$39,727
$110,000+$44,424

The average reported annual net price for Worcester Polytechnic Institute for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $43,027 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $19,515 96%
Pell Grant $4,043 12%
Federal Student Loan $6,445 58%

The average reported annual net price for Worcester Polytechnic Institute for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $43,027 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $137,352. The loan balance of $137,352 is a four year multiple of the $34,338 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,434 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $137,352
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,434.11
Total Interest Paid $34,741.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $172,093.39

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$260,184
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $65,046 $67,342 $69,718 $72,179

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to be $260,184 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,333 $3,999 $5,332

Estimated cost for a class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168421 IPEDS survey data for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.