Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Pertaining to First-year Undergraduate Students:
What is Financial Aid? Answer
How do I apply for financial Aid? Answer
How is need determined? Answer
What is my Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? Answer
What if my Non-Custodial Parent will not complete the Non-Custodial Profile? Answer
Am I dependent or independent? Answer
What is verification and what documents are needed? Answer
Is aid available for international students? Answer
I didn't receive enough financial aid. Can I appeal? Answer
Are there deadlines for applying for financial aid? Answer
When will I get my award? Answer
How do I qualify for work study, and if I don't have work study can I work on campus? Answer
What can I expect for an aid package in future years at WPI? Answer
If I get high grades will my financial aid increase the following year? Answer
How will outside scholarships affect my financial aid award? Answer
Questions Pertaining to Returning Undergraduate Students:
When can I expect to receive my financial aid award? Answer
If I move off campus into an apartment will this affect my financial aid award? Answer
If I move off campus can my private loans or other aid funds help cover my rent and other living expenses? Answer
Can I be considered an Independent student? Answer
If I had excellent grades and / or I participated in a variety of activities on campus this year can my aid be increased in following years? Answer
What is verification and what documents are needed? Answer
If I have to be enrolled for more than 4 year or 16 terms can I still receive my aid? Answer
If I don’t pass all of my classes what will happen to my aid for future years? Answer
If I need or want to take courses for E term is financial aid available? Answer
If I go away to a project center how does this affect my aid? Answer
If I didn’t have federal work study in my financial aid package last year can I get it this year? Answer
How will outside scholarships affect my financial aid award? Answer
 
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