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. Worcester State may adjust a student’s budget for unusual individual circumstances.

    The following table shows the student expense budgets used by Worcester State for a full-time student during the 2020-2021 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to approval and change by the Massachusetts Legislature, and/or the Worcester State Board of Trustees. 

    2020-2021 In-State Expense Budgets

    Cost Component Resident Off-Campus With Parents
    Fixed Costs
    Tuition* $970 $970 $970
    Fees $9,616 $9,616 $9,616
    Approximate Costs
    Books $1,366 $1,366 $1,366
    Room/Board $13,122 $5,400 $1,700
    Transportation $500 $1,000 $1,000
    Personal $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
    TOTALS
      $26,774 $19,522 $15,852

     
    2020-2021 Out-of-State Expense Budgets

    Cost Component Resident Off-Campus With Parents
    Fixed Costs
    Tuition* $7,050 $7,050 $7,050
    Fees $9,616 $9,616 $9,616
    Approximate Costs
    Books $1,382 $1,382 $1,382
    Room/Board $13,122 $5,400 $1,700
    Transportation $500 $1,000 $1,000
    Personal $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
    TOTALS
      $32,870 $25,648 $21,948

     

    * Out-of-state students who qualify for the New England Regional Student Program are charged 150% of in-state tuition.

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  • Important Deadlines

    Fall Entry Priority Deadline
    March 1
    Deadline 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, though will be subject to the availability of funds.

    Fall Entry Final Deadline
    May 1
    July 1
    Deadline for applying for the MASSGrant and for on-time consideration for financial aid for the academic year. The deadline for MassGrant and for Worcester State is now July 1, 2020 for the 2020/2021 academic year.

    Spring Entry Deadline
    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