Returning Undergraduate Students

Students Must Reapply for Need-Based Financial Aid Annually

To re-apply students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for Federal financial aid funds and the WPI Upper Class Application to be considered for WPI funded financial assistance.  If you filed a FAFSA last year the U.S. Department of Education will email you a 2015-2016 reminder on January 12, 2015 or soon after.  This reminder will guide you to the Renewal FAFSA on the FAFSA website

The 2015-2016 WPI Financial Aid Upper Class Application can be downloaded and printed. The completed form, which requires signatures from both the student and a parent, should be mailed to:

WPI Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 8270
Portsmouth, NH 03802

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.  

Filing Deadlines

Undergraduate Catalog
WPI Financial Aid
Upperclass Application
Returning Students

March 20, 2015

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

The CSS PROFILE Application is no longer a requirement for most returning undergraduate students, but is required if:

  • The student’s parents have separated or divorced since the previous year's financial aid application was filed
  • The roles of the student’s custodial and non-custodial parents have changed from the previous year
  • The student did not apply for need-based WPI funded financial aid last year or was recently re-admitted to WPI

Awards are made shortly after July 4.

To find out if all required documents are complete, visit the WPI Application Status Check system. Additional information regarding renewal applications and financial aid retention policies is available in the WPI Undergraduate Catalog.