ADMISSIONS

  • Undergraduate Costs

    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

    At Worcester State University, we are committed to providing a high-quality, affordable college education to our students. Worcester State is ranked a “Best Value” college by the Princeton Review and is the only Massachusetts State University to earn a “Best in the Northeast” for 11 consecutive years. Below are our undergraduate costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Fall 2014-2015

    Undergraduate Day Division *  Annual Per Semester Per Credit Hour

    Cost for Full-Time In-State Student

    $8,557.00

    $4,278.50

    $356.54

    Tuition:
    MA Resident
    Non-Resident
    N.E. Regional


    $970.00

    $7,050.00
    $1,455.00

    $485.00

    $3,525.00

    $727.50


    $40.42
    $293.75
    $60.63
    Fees:
    General Fee
    Student Activity Fee
    Student Health Services Fee
    Capital Improvement Fee
    Total Fees 
     

    $6,889.00
    $72.00
    $110.00
    $516.00
    $7,587.00 

    $3,444.50
    $36.00
    $55.00
    $258.00
    $3,793.50  

    $287.04
    $3.00
    $4.58
    $21.50
    $316.12 
    Residence Halls: 
    Chandler Village 1
    Chandler Village 2
    Dowden Hall

    Single (additional charge)
    Wasylean Hall (single)
    Wasylean Hall (double) 
    Sheehan Hall
    Residence Activity Fee
    Tech Access Fee
    Resident Parking Fee (garage)
    Board
    Damage Deposit (1st semester) 


    $7,390.00
    $7,390.00
    $7,090.00 
    $400.00
    $8,180.00
    $7,780.00
    $7,600.00
    $50.00
    $220.00
    $100.00
    $3,520.00 


    $3,695.00
    $3,695.00
    $3,545.00 
    $200.00
    $4,090.00
    $3,890.00 
    $3,800.00
    $25.00 
    $110.00
    $50.00
    $1,760.00 
    $100.00 
     
    Other:
    Health Insurance
    Orientation Fee (new students)
    Commuter Meal Plan 

    $1,854.00
    $75.00
    $300.00


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    $150.00
     
    Division of Graduate and Continuing Education
     
     
    Tuition:
    Undergraduate **
    Graduate
       
    $130.00
    $150.00 
    Fees:
    Administrative Fee
    Undergraduate Fee
    Capital Improvement Fee 
     
      


     
     
    $95.00
    $95.00
    $21.50
    Other:

    Student Teaching (per course)
    Lab Instruction (per course)
    Art Model Fee (per course)
    Applied Music Fee (per course)
    Application Fee (per item)
    Transcript Fee (per item)
    Fieldwork Supervision (per credit hr)
    Internship (per credit hr) 


    $75.00 per course

    $60.00 per course
    $25.00 per course
    $260.00 per course 
    $50.00 per item
    $5.00 per item
    $15.00
    $15.00


     

    *Undergraduate Day division courses are offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    ** Undergraduate courses in the Division of Continuing Education are offered at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and online.

    General Refund Policy
    WSU’s general refund policy applies to all full- and part-time students enrolled in regularly scheduled courses at WSU other than those attending WSU for the first time (in the current academic year) and receiving financial aid. This policy applies to all tuition, room, board, fees, and other standard billed charges.

  • Withdrawal Requirements
    All matriculated students—undergraduate and graduate—who wish to withdraw from WSU must do so in writing to the Registrar’s Office on the prescribed form (available from the Registrar’s Office). The official date of withdrawal is that on which the completed form is received and stamped by the registrar.

    All withdrawals from courses—rather than withdrawal from Worcester State University entirely—must be done in writing to the Registrar’s Office, following the procedures established for that purpose.
    Refund Schedule

    Refunds for withdrawal from WSU or withdrawal from courses will be made based on the following schedule if official notice of withdrawal has been received in writing and certified by the registrar:

    1. Prior to the first day of classes, or within the official add/drop period
      • Full refund of all tuitions and fees paid
    2. After the official add/drop period
      • No refund of any tuitions or fees paid (unless registration is cancelled by WSU)
    3. Room charge (if applicable)
      • A full refund of room fees, less the $150 room reservation deposit, will be made if intention to withdraw is received by the director of Residence Life and Housing in writing at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester and WSU is able to fill the vacancy thus created.
      • A pro-rata refund of room fees will be made if intention to withdraw is received by the director of Residence Life and Housing in writing prior to November 1 (fall semester) or April 1 (spring semester) and WSU is able to fill the vacancy thus created.
      • The Housing Contract is for the term of 1 full academic year, unless otherwise specified in writing. To terminate this agreement, for any reason other than terminating his/her status as a WSU student, a student must petition for release with the director of Residence Life and Housing. Such release is not guaranteed, and Worcester State University reserves the right to deny requests to terminate or cancel the agreement.
  • Title IV Funds Return Policy
    This refund policy applies only to all full- and part-time students enrolled in regularly scheduled courses at WSU who are receiving federal Title IV financial aid. This policy is mandated by federal regulation.
     
  • Withdrawal Requirements
    All matriculated students—undergraduate and graduate—who wish to withdraw from
    WSU must do so in writing to the Registrar's Office on the prescribed form. The official date of withdrawal for this refund policy is the date that the student begins the official withdrawal process or the date that the student officially notifies WSU of his or her intent to withdraw.
    Refund Schedule

    Refund of federal Title IV financial aid will be based on the date a student completely withdraws from WSU as described above. During the first 60% of the semester or summer term, a student earns Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time he or she remained enrolled. A student who remains enrolled beyond the 60% point earns all aid for the semester or summer term.

    The percentage of the semester or summer term that a student remains enrolled is derived by dividing the number of days a student remains in attendance by the number of days in a semester. Calendar days are used but breaks of at least 5 days are excluded from both the numerator and the denominator.

    Unearned federal Title IV aid other than federal work-study must be repaid in the following order:

    • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
    • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
    • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Federal Parent Loan
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
    • Other Title IV programs

    Students must repay 100% of unearned loans according to the terms of their promissory note. Only 50% of unearned grants must be repaid within 30 days of withdrawal from Worcester State University.