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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tuition & Costs

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$62,768 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,364 tuition
$14,774 on campus room & board*
$1,000 books and supplies
$630 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$62,768 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,364 tuition
$14,774 on campus room & board*
$1,000 books and supplies
$630 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*Graduate school full-time tuition is $26,226.

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Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.18% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.18% 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 - 99%
Federal Grant Aid - -
Pell Grants - -
Other Federal Grants - -
Institution Grant Aid - -
State Grant Aid - -
Student Loans $11,216 58%
Federal Loans - -
Other Loans - -

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 $1,288
Out of State $1,288


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Louise from Cornwall On Hudsonc, NY
  • I am a current student here

    You have to know what you are getting in to. The quarter system means you are taking 6 classes + labs in a Semester instead of 4 (in other places) . It is very intense. It is great for students who want to double majors or have minors. But it means you need to have a strong background from a College prep private school or from a school like Bronx Science. The first years you will have to take core classes (chem, phys calc) and you better have taken all those AP classes in High School because Professors are not available for office hours. They are involved in Research and lecture 100s of students in a huge lecture hall. There is no time for support. Because the quarter is a short time, there is few tests. THose core classes have only 2 exams. Tutors are quickly taken and its hard to find one. Once you get to the projects (like IPQ) they only take the best GPA to study abroad. Most of the students will stay on campus. In short it is no for students who come from public high school with weak STEM programs. It is designed for College prep students or Bx Science HS. Also they are not very generous in financial aid.

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  • caroline from norwell, ma
  • 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
  • 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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  • Stephanie from Elkton, MD
  • 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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