| ADMISSIONS | Paying for College | Financial Aid | 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 2018-2019 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to approval and change by the Massachusetts Legislature, and/or the WSU Board of Trustees.
2018-2019 In-State Expense Budgets
2018-2019 Out-of-State Expense Budgets
* 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
Fall Entry Priority DeadlineMarch 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 DeadlineMay 1July 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 DeadlineNovember 1
Deadline for on-time consideration for financial aid for students entering a college in the spring.
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