As a returning WPI student, you must reapply for need-based financial aid every year. To reapply, your must renew your Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) .

  • Your FAFSA is due by April 15, 2019

Some returning students also need to submit the CSS Profile by April 15.

If you are seeking financial assistance over the summer (E-Term), a few different rules apply.


Do I need to submit the CSS Profile?

The CSS Profile Application is not required for most returning undergraduate students unless:

  • 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

If you need to submit the CSS Profile because of any of the above reasons, it is due by April 15.

How do I know if my financial aid application is complete?

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.

E-Term Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial assistance for E-Term (summer) is limited to Federal Direct Stafford Loans and auxiliary loans. It is important to remember that, Stafford Loan funds borrowed to cover E-Term costs will be deducted from loan eligibility for the following year. (Ex. If you are going into your junior year and borrow $3,500 to cover Term E Costs, your remaining eligibility for the following Terms A-D will be from $4,000 for a maximum loan of $7,500.) Auxiliary Loans like the Federal PLUS Loan, however, will not impact your aid eligibility for the following year.

To apply for any type of loan for E-Term, please complete and submit the E-Term (summer) Application for Student Loans. If you are considering the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or the Federal PLUS loan, you also need to complete your FAFSA form.

Once we've received these documents your application will be reviewed, and if you are borrowing through the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program you will be notified of your loan eligibility by an email to your WPI email address. Federal PLUS loans and private auxiliary loans will be certified and posted to your WPI account.

E Term Costs (attending WPI)    


 Tuition (reflects 30% discount for E Term 2018)






 Books & Personal


 Total E Term Budget     


 E-Term 2018 Project Center Estimated Costs


Bar Harbor, ME


London (Humanities & Arts / IQP)


Buenos Aries, Argentina


Beijing, China


 Konstanz Germany (D & E)  $6,503
 Worcester IQP $6,149

  *reflects 50% tuition discount for E term 2018