First-Year Students

Helping Students Realize Their Dream of a College Education

At WPI, we understand that while a private university education brings many benefits and rewards, its associated costs represent a significant investment for students and their families. WPI's Office of Financial Aid can help in a variety of ways.

The first step in applying for any type of financial assistance is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  form to determine your eligiblity for Federal financial aid assistance, and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile to determine your eligiblity for WPI funded financial assistance.  All applicants — must submit the FAFSA if seeking federal aid and the CSS PROFILE if seeking institutional aid.  These forms can be accessed online:

UPDATE:  FSA ID to Replace PIN Starting May 10, 2015:  Changes will be made to how applicants and parents authenticate their identities within Federal Student Aid Web sites that currently use the PIN. Rather than entering his or her Social Security Number, name, date of birth and PIN to perform functions such as starting a renewal FAFSA, signing a FAFSA, making FAFSA corrections, or accessing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, a user will enter a new FSA ID. In addition to eliminating the need to provide personally identifiable information (PII) to access FSA systems, the new FSA ID, which consists of a user name and password, will resolve the issue of multiple PIN assignments for one individual when identifiers change due to life circumstances and improve self-help options for the user by providing password retrieval by e-mail.

    WPI Financial Aid Filing Deadlines

      CSS Profile Application FAFSA Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)
    Early Action Applications

    Due between Nov. 1, 2014, and

    Feb. 1, 2015*

    Due by Feb. 1, 2015

    Due between Nov. 1, 2014, and

    Feb. 1, 2015*

    Regular Decision Applicants Due by Feb. 1, 2015 Due by Feb. 1, 2015 Due by Feb. 1, 2015
    Transfer Applicants (Fall 2015 Semester) Due by April 15, 2015 Due by April 15, 2015 Due by April 15, 2015

    *Financial Aid applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for students accepted under the Early Action Program. The sooner you file your 2015-16 CSS PROFILE Application, the sooner you will find out about your financial aid eligibility as an Early Action applicant. Please note that financial aid offers to students selected for verification (by either the Federal Department of Education or by the WPI Office of Financial Aid) are not final until your federal tax return transcripts, are submitted to and reviewed by the WPI Office of Financial Aid.