| 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. 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
2020-2021 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.
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 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 May 1 July 1, 2021 for the 2021/2022 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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