Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Mass. Resident): $8,157
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Non-Mass. Resident) $14,237
Room and Board (Average): $10,500
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Tuition and fee schedules are presented separately for undergraduate day programs, and evening undergraduate, graduate and summer programs. Certain students may be eligible for tuition waivers. Information about eligibility requirements can be found in the Worcester State University Financial Aid Guide on the Financial Aid website.
Undergraduate State-supported Programs
In addition to the non-refundable application fee of $40 for Commonwealth residents, $40 for nonresidents, students must upon acceptance pay a $75 non-refundable tuition deposit that will be credited towards tuition upon matriculation and an orientation fee for $75. Students are billed for all semester charges following completion of registration.
Payment in full is required by the due date specified on the student bill. Students whose accounts are not paid in full will be subject to cancellation of class enrollment.Reinstatement of course after the add/drop deadline requires the following procedure:
Within 2 weeks of cancellation:
1. Full payment including $75 reinstatement fee paid in Bursar's Office by certified check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) to receive reinstatement form.
2. Reinstatement form needs to be signed by professors of cancelled courses thereby approving continued attendance in course.
3. Completed form returned to Bursar's Office by student within stated deadline. Reinstatements requested between the stated deadline and the Academic Withdrawal Date each semester will need approval of the office of Academic Affairs along with the above requirements.
Reinstatements requested after the Academic Withdrawal Date will not be approved.
Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express). If payment is made by check, the cancelled check will serve as the student’s receipt. If a student remits payment with a check that is returned because of insufficient funds, he or she must make any future payments to the University in the form of a certified check, bank check, or money order. A returned check fee of $25 will be imposed for each instance of a personal check in payment of any University charge that is returned not honored.
Students will incur all costs of collection if the University must place their accounts with a collection agency and with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for intercept of other State payments (tax refunds, etc. ...).
Monthly payment plans through external agencies are available for families who wish to avoid a large outlay of cash at the beginning of each semester. For further information, contact the Bursar’s Office.
Tuition and fees are subject to change by vote of the Legislature, Department of Higher Education, or Board of Trustees.
Students enrolled in credits that result in course registration in excess of 118% of academic degree program requirements will be assessed a tuition surcharge. These students are required to pay a surcharge of $235 per credit hour in excess of the 118% limit. Transfer and continuing education credits are not included in total credit hour when determining who will be assessed the surcharge.