ADMISSIONS

  • Cost of Attendance

    The Financial Aid Office at Worcester State University uses standardized student expense budgets when calculating need. Budgets are reviewed and updated annually, and include tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. WSU may adjust a student’s budget for unusual individual circumstances.

    The following table shows the student expense budgets used by WSU for a full-time student during the 2017-2018 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to approval and change by the Massachusetts Legislature, and/or the WSU Board of Trustees. 

    2017-2018 In-State Expense Budgets

    Cost Component Resident Off-Campus With Parents
    Tuition* $970 $970 $970
    Fees $8,562 $8,562 $8,562
    Books $1,364 $1,364 $1,364
    Room/Board $12,046 $5,400 $1,700
    Transportation $500 $1,000 $1,000
    Personal $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
    Laptop** $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
    TOTAL $25,642 $19,496 $15,7966

     
    2017-2018 Out-of-State Expense Budgets

    Cost Component Resident Off-Campus With Parents
    Tuition* $7,050 $7,050 $7,050
    Fees $8,562 $8,562 $8,562
    Books $1,380 $1,380 $1,380
    Room/Board $12,046 $5,400 $1,700
    Transportation $500 $1,000 $1,000
    Personal $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
    Laptop** $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
    TOTAL $31,738 $25,592 $21,892

     

    * Out-of-state students who qualify for the New England Regional Student Program are charged 150% of in-state tuition.
    ** Only for first-time full-time freshmen starting in the fall

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  • Important Deadlines

    March 1
    Priority date for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students who wish to be considered for financial aid, must file the FAFSA. Late applications will be considered, subject to the availability of funds.
     
    May 1
    Deadline for applying for the MASSGrant and for on-time consideration for financial aid for the academic year.
     
    November 1
    Deadline for on-time consideration for financial aid for students entering a college in the spring. 

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  • CONTACT US

    Financial Aid Office
    Shaughnessy Administration Building
    Academic Mall, 1st floor
    Office 150
    508-929-8056
    508-929-8194 (fax)
    financial-aid@worcester.edu
     
    Hours
    Monday - Wednesday
    8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Friday
    8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.
     
    Appointments Preferred