• Paying for College

    College is one of the most important investments you can make in your future, rewarding you in multiple ways over the course of your lifetime. That’s why we are so committed to making a Worcester State University education affordable for all of our students. 

    The combination of educational excellence and affordability has earned us recognition as one of the country’s “Best Value” public universities by The Princeton Review and a spot in the top 25% of Best ROI Universities in Massachusetts by

    • Financial Aid. More than 68% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
    • Merit Scholarships. We offer a competitive program for incoming first-year students that recognizes superior academic achievement. Applying to Worcester State automatically constitutes consideration for a merit scholarship.
    • Financial Aid Counseling. Your assigned counselor will work with you and your parents throughout your academic years at Worcester State.

    Our Financial Aid Office staff works to ensure that all qualified students are awarded up to their maximum eligibility from various funding sources. Your financial aid package may be a combination of different forms of assistance, including federal and state grants, loans, and federal work-study employment opportunities.

    We’re here to help you make this important investment in your education so that you’ll be prepared to shape your future––and our world.