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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,860 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,178 tuition
$13,082 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$56,860 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,178 tuition
$13,082 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,752 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($6,253 avg)
8% get state aid ($961 avg)
98% get institn'l aid ($17,752 avg)
60% get loans ($10,920 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.40% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.40% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $18,663 98%
Federal Grant Aid $6,253 14%
Pell Grants $3,841 14%
Other Federal Grants $3,094 11%
Institution Grant Aid $17,752 98%
State Grant Aid $961 8%
Student Loans $10,920 60%
Federal Loans $7,389 59%
Other Loans $18,301 12%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Worcester Polytechnic Institute offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
(508) 831-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,172
Out of State $1,172


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • caroline from norwell, ma
  • Jun-29-2016 I am a current student here

    i mean, i haven't graduated yet, but everyone keeps telling me i'm going to get an awesome job after graduation which is extremely reassuring. also, if you look up best return on college investment, i guarantee that wpi will come up. so yes, it is extremely expensive, but hopefully i can dig myself out of debt pretty quickly.

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  • 4
  • tara from silver spring, md
  • Jun-22-2016 I am a past student here

    great job placement, so the money invested will often land you a fantastic salary that you can use to start paying off the debt you took on to go here. the robotics department recently lost a lot of their good people. so that may not have the best payoff. electrical and computer engineering has an excellent staff, so that major is definitely worth it at this school. the facilities are nice, and honestly that's a lot of what the cost to go here accounts for, that and keeping up with technology.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie from Elkton, MD
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Factoring in average starting salary of graduates, plus all the free stuff you get just by going here, I'd say it's worth it.

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  • 5
  • Kyle from Norton, MA
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The college has a great reputation, the average starting salary is around 60,000 a year.

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  • 3
  • Christopher from Rumford, RI
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    If you study hard, you will get a job. If you get mediocre grades, you still have a decent shot at employment because WPI is on you resume. But this school is expensive and the financial aid given out is almost nonexistent to students who didn't get a 4.0 GPA and reinvent the wheel.

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