Financing Graduate Study

WPI graduates enjoy some of the highest starting salaries in the nation and excellent long-term career opportunities. Our academic programs enable students to put their classroom and laboratory experience to the test by tackling real-world problems while they are still in school. They become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers with the experience, expertise, and the leadership skills that employers value.

Top recruiters of WPI students include Raytheon, United Technologies Corp., General Electric, General Dynamics, EMC2, Teradyne, Analog Devices, BAE Systems, Fidelity Investments, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Intel, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Hewlett Packard, Compaq Computer, National Grid, Mass. Electric, IBM Rational, Lucent Technologies, Accenture, Genzyme, and UMass. 

Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition and Fees Cost
Graduate Tuition (per credit hour) $1,366 per credit hour Full- and part-time students*
Graduate Student Organization Fee* $60 per year
$30 per year
Full-time graduate students
Part-time graduate students
Health Fee $360 per year Optional
Health Insurance  $1,098 per year Health insurance of some kind is required; this is the premium for the plan offered by WPI in 2014/15
Application Fee $70 All graduate applicants (except current undergraduate students and alumni)
Tuition Deposit for New Students $500 tuition deposit Full-time students

*A full-time course load is nine credits per semester

Audit Rate

Students who wish to receive the content of a particular course without receiving credit may register as auditors. Auditors receive no credit or grade. The audit rate is 50% of tuition.

Health Insurance

Massachusetts law requires all eligible students to be covered by health insurance.  For more information about WPI’s policy and your insurance options you can consult the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan website.  

Methods of Payment

Tuition payment options

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