Graduate Students

Assistance for Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees

New and returning graduate students applying for Federal financial aid must complete the FAFSA.  Graduate students must also provide the following forms to the WPI Office of Financial Aid at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the term.  These forms are used to determine your enrollment status (full time, half time, less than half time) so we are able to determine your eligiblity for Federal financial assistance. 

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. .

While the WPI Office of Financial Aid does not offer need based funding for Graduate students there are some scholarship, fellowship, and assistantship programs available through other resources.

For students that may have qualifying veterans benefits you may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Information regarding possible fellowship opportunities can be found on our Fellowship & Scholarship page.

Graduate students should contact their individiual graduate departments to discuss opportunities for any research or teaching assistantships that might be available through the specific department.

FAFSA Graduate Student Application for Student Loans Graduate Enrollment Verification Form
Graduate Applicant (Summer enrollment) 4/15/2015 4/15/2015 4/15/2015
Graduate Applicant (Full year enrollment) 8/1/2015 8/1/2015 8/1/2015
Graduate Applicant (Spring only enrollment) 12/1/2015 12/1/2015 12/1/2015