Private 4 Year

WPI Tuition & Cost

Worcester, Massachusetts

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$716
Room and Board $15,302
Other Expenses Budget$1,200

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $69,822 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $51,604 for tuition, $15,302 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $716 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is $51,604, the same as Massachusetts residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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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 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$30,503
$30,001 to $48,000$29,911
$48,001 to $75,000$36,391
$75,001 to $110,000$38,190

The average reported annual net price for Worcester Polytechnic Institute for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $42,393 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Worcester Polytechnic Institute received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $24,774 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 59% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,335 and 36% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,729.

Finanical Aid Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $24,774 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $24,005 99%
Pell Grants $4,464 12%
Other Federal Grants $3,083 8%
State and Local Grants $1,141 7%
Federal Student Loans $5,335 59%
Other Student Loans $12,729 36%

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 $1,310 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $137,352
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,310.49
Total Interest Paid $19,906.75
Sum of All Loan Payments $157,258.75

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $69,822
2 $72,381
3 $75,034
4 $77,784

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 $279,288 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,433 $4,299 $5,732

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.