Financing Your WPI Education

A college education is very likely the most important personal investment a person can make. And with the cost of higher education today, it also stands as one of the largest. So it’s understandable that prospective students and their families will have concerns and questions about how to best pay for college. 

The Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy is here to guide and help you and your family understand funding that may be available to you. We offer both need-  and merit- based aid to students and access to programs that can help lower the cost of college. These include:

  • Need- based financial aid packages
  • Merit- based scholarships
  • On-campus employment
  • Loan programs and payment plans for parents

Beginning with the Class of 2022, all new first-year students receive a $5,000 Global Scholarship to complete a project at one of WPI’s 40+ project centers domestically and abroad.

To determine the steps needed to apply for financial aid at WPI, please select your enrollment status within Applying for Aid.


All visitors to our office will check in at the 1st floor reception desk, and a representative from our office will then assist you.

Our office is open and ready to assist you, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. We are also available via email at or phone at 508-831-5469.

Financial Literacy

The Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy provides WPI students with important programs that build financial knowledge, develop fiscal responsibility, and help them to make informed decisions, both during college and after graduation. Be sure to check out these important resources and programs!


Financial Literacy
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A Smart Investment

WPI graduates earn some of the highest starting salaries in the nation and have excellent long-term career opportunities. Students come to WPI expecting to earn a good living as scientists and engineers or to succeed in business when they graduate. What they have found is so much more. Learn more about our formula for success.