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Applying for financial aid for the first time can seem a bit intimidating at first, but don’t worry – we’re here to help you through the process!

Here are the steps to follow to apply for financial aid at WPI:

1. File your (FAFSA) form using WPI’s federal school code 002233

For the 2023-2024 application year both forms will require 2021 tax year information. We strongly encourage families to use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) in the FAFSA to assist in completing that form with accurate income information.

2. Once you’ve completed and submitted the FAFSA you (the student) will receive an email receipt called a Student Aid Report or SAR for short.  This is sent to the student’s email used on the FAFSA application.  Review the first page of the SAR and look for the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) listed on the page in the top right (see an example here).  If your EFC is 005999 ($5,999) or less your application is complete.  If your EFC is 006000 ($6,000) or greater please continue to step number 3.

3. Use the SAR to help complete the CSS Profile  WPI’s College Board school code is 3969.  The CSS Profile asks very similar questions to the FAFSA so using the SAR will remind you of the answers you provided on the FAFSA so the answers on both forms match each other.

For more information on filing the FAFSA please watch these informative videos

 

WPI Financial Aid Filing Deadlines

 

CSS Profile Application

FAFSA

Notification Date
Early Decision Round 1 Applicant Due November 1, 2022* Due November 1, 2022* December 15, 2022

Early Action Round 1 Applicants

Due November 1, 2022*

Due November 1, 2022*

January 15, 2023
Early Decision Round 2 Applicants Due January 15, 2023* Due January 15, 2023* February 15, 2023

Early Action Round 2 Applicants

Due January 15, 2023*

Due January 15, 2023*

March 1, 2023

Regular Decision Applicants 

Due February 15, 2023*

Due February 15, 2023*

April 1, 2023
Transfer Applicants Due May 15, 2023* Due May 15, 2023* Rolling after application deadline

* Financial Aid applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Not submitting your applications by the deadlines listed above will result in delays in notification of your aid eligibility.  Aid applications will be reviewed if submitted past the deadlines.  A lack of an aid award will not delay Admission enrollment deadlines.

For students whose parents are divorced, separated or were never married:

If your parents are divorced, separated or were never married, both biological parents will need to complete a CSS Profile application.  Each parent will complete their own individual CSS Profile based on their household's information.