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COLLEGE PROFILE

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$57,860
Tuition and Fees
$42,778
Room and Board
$13,082
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, prepayment discount, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailadmissions@wpi.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline February 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002233
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2011-12 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants879 (87.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need730 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid729 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met333 (45.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Award$31,426
Need-Based Gift
Received by 722 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,547
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 449 (61.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,122
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 305 (41.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift244 (24.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,858
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants2,862 (78.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need2,569 (70.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,545 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met935 (36.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met72%
Average Award$30,954
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,445 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,699
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,549 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,019
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 786 (30.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,033 (28.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,854
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
7.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Minority scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Premedicine
Number of Awards
2,960
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children of Workers in Trades
Number of Awards
20
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Children of Workers in Trades
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$956
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.59 3.92 654 623 617 29
Low 2.00 2.50 450 330 310 20
High 4.00 5.00 760 800 780 35
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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