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!

After you submit your application for admission to WPI, your next step is to file your Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine your eligibility for federal aid and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile to determine your eligibility for WPI- funded financial assistance both by February 1.

Both forms will require 2018 tax year information, which you may hear referred to as “prior, prior year” or “PPY” in many media outlets and other publications referring to the financial aid application procedures.  We strongly encourage families to use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) in the FAFSA to assist in completing that form with accurate income information.

You will need the following codes to submit your forms online:

  • FAFSA: WPI school code 002233
  • CSS Profile: WPI school code 3969

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.

For Early Action Students

The sooner you file your 2020-2021 CSS Profile Application, the sooner you will find out about your financial aid eligibility as an Early Action applicant. You may begin filling out the application as soon as October 1, 2019. You should use your 2018 income to answer the questions. 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 the verification process has been completed by the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy.


WPI Financial Aid Filing Deadlines


CSS Profile Application



Early Action Round 1 Applicants

Due November 1, 2019

Due November 1, 2019


Early Action Round 2 Applicants

Due January 1, 2020

Due January 1, 2020


Regular Decision Applicants and Transfer Applicants

Due February 1, 20120

Due February 1, 2020


Transfer Applicants Due March 1, 2020 Due March 1, 2020