• Financial Aid

    The Financial Aid Office is here to assist you and your family with the process and guidelines of financing your education. We will work with you to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your financial aid options while attending WSU.

    Because financial aid packages vary based on students’ unique circumstances, we will assign a financial aid counselor to work with you throughout your academic years at WSU. An ongoing relationship with your financial aid counselor will help you with any questions and concerns in a comfortable and supportive environment.

    For the most part, financial aid will be awarded to you on the basis of need in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. In addition to need-based aid, there are a variety of non-need-based loans and academic scholarships available. Many students receive a combination of these different forms of assistance. Currently, 68% of WSU students receive some form of aid with an average annual award of $10,331.

    If any financial difficulties arise unexpectedly, be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office to make an appointment with your counselor.

    Note: WSU's Federal Title IV school code for the FAFSA is 002190.

  • Announcements

    FAFSA Day - November 17, 2018

    November 17th is FAFSA Day here at Worcester State University. Come to campus to receive free assistance completing your FAFSA.

    Students, families, and adult learners who want help applying for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year should register for an appointment. Read more about FAFSA Day:

    Register for FAFSA Day

    Early FAFSA Filing for 2019-2020 and Beyond

    The federal government allows college students and their families to file their FAFSA in the fall.

    • You can file a 2019-2020 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018
    • You will use 2017 income on the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
    • You should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to streamline the process and minimize errors.

    Complete your FAFSA

  • Mailing Policy

    From September to May (but not between semesters), the Financial Aid Office sends mail to students via their residence hall mail box, if they reside on campus, or to their home address, if they do not reside on campus. During the summer months everything is mailed to the home address. Whenever possible, the Financial Aid Office also sends announcements to students through the regular What’s Up at Woo University emails.
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  • Important Deadlines

    March 1
    Priority date 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, subject to the availability of funds.
    May 1
    Deadline for applying for the MASSGrant and for on-time consideration for financial aid for the academic year.
    November 1
    Deadline for on-time consideration for financial aid for students entering a college in the spring. 

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    Financial Aid Office
    Shaughnessy Administration Building
    Academic Mall, 1st floor
    Office 150
    508-929-8194 (fax)
    Monday - Wednesday
    8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Appointments Preferred