College is a great investment in your future­–but we know the cost of college can be concerning. WPI's priority is to make sure you realize the full benefit of your investment in your education here. We’re proud to have our value recognized in many rankings, including as a Top 10 Transformative College by Money Magazine and Top 50 Colleges that Create Futures by The Princeton Review.

Our student-focused approach is shown through our innovative project-based curriculum that gives you a top-tier education in an environment prioritizing collaboration and inclusion. It all results in your success in an interdisciplinary, globally connected world with skills that employers and graduate schools love.

Below is WPI’s cost of attendance for the current academic year. These budgets are used for the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy to calculate financial aid and eligibility for need-based aid. Families are strongly encouraged to use these budgets to plan for college expenses. Most students pay less than the cost of attendance because of WPI’s need-based financial aid, and all students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

  • 2020-2021 Estimated Cost of Attendance for First-Year Undergraduate Students

    TUITION

    $53,410

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIFE FEE

    $326.00

    HEALTH FEE

    $410.00

    NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FEE

    $200.00

    TOTAL OF TUITION & FEES

    $54,346

    ROOM

    $9,042.00

    BOARD (MEAL PLAN)

    $6,796.00

    BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

    $1,200.00

    PERSONAL EXPENSES

    $1,000.00

    TOTAL BUDGETED COSTS

    $72,384

    All first-year students are required to live on campus in WPI housing. WPI's Residential Services has programs dedicated to helping students make the transition to college successful. Residential Services is committed to working with students create strong living environments that support student development and academic success.

  • 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for Returning Undergraduate Students
     

    LIVING ON CAMPUS

    LIVING OFF CAMPUS

    COMMUTING

    TUITION

    $51,604.00

    $51,604.00

    $51,604.00

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIFE FEE

    $316.00

    $316.00

    $316.00

    HEALTH FEE

    $400.00

    $400.00

    $400.00

    TOTAL OF TUITION & FEES

    $52,320.00

    $52,320.00

    $52,320.00

    ROOM

    $8,736.00

    $8,440.00

    Not Applicable

    BOARD (MEAL PLAN)

    $6,566.00

    $6,334.00

    Not Applicable

    COMMUTER ALLOWANCE Not Applicable Not Applicable $1,500.00

    BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

    $1,000.00

    $1,000.00

    $1,000.00

    PERSONAL EXPENSES

    $1,200.00

    $1,200.00

    $1,200.00

    TOTAL BUDGETED COSTS

    $69,822.00

    $69,294.00

    $56,020.00

    Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses, Off Campus Room and Board and the Commuter Allowance are budgeted Items that are not billed directly by the school but are estimates of what your expenses may be. There may be additional course or program specific fees not listed here. All students are required to have health insurance.

  • 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students (full-time graduate student)
     

    OFF CAMPUS

    TUITION ($1,566 PER CREDIT)

    $28,188.00

    GRADUATE FEE

    $60.00

    ROOM

    $8,440.00

    BOARD

    $6,334.00

    MEDICAL

    $1,252.00

    BOOKS & SUPPLIES

    $1,000.00

    PERSONAL EXPENSES

    $8,193.00

     

     

    TOTAL BUDGETED COSTS

    $53,467.00

  • Summer (E-Term) Costs

    Estimated Summer (E Term) Costs (attending WPI)    

     

     Tuition (reflects 30% discount for E Term 2020)

    $9,345

     Room

    $2,260

     Board

    $1,699

     Books & Personal

    $800

     Total E Term Budget     

    $14,104

     E-Term 2020 Project Center Estimated Costs

     

    Acadia National Park, ME

    $10,004*

    London (Humanities & Arts / IQP)

    $12,799*

    Beijing, China

     $10,519*

     Konstanz Germany (D & E)  $6,540
     Lyon France (IQP) $11,099

      *reflects 50% tuition discount for E term 2020

    E-Term Tuition and Financial Aid

    Financial assistance for E-Term (summer) is limited to Federal Direct Loans, private loans, and Federal Pell Grants. It is important to remember that, Direct Loan funds borrowed to cover E-Term costs will be deducted from loan eligibility from the earlier academic year. (Ex. If you are finishing your junior year and borrowed $5,500 to cover your Fall / Spring terms you will only have $2,000 in remaining eligibility for Term E Costs.  Federal Pell Grants may be available if you were eligible for a Pell Grant during the academic year however, Pell Grant eligibility is dependent on the number of courses enrolled in during the summer academic period.

    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 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 Loan program you will be notified of your loan eligibility by an email to your WPI email address. Federal PLUS loans and private loans will be certified and posted to your WPI account.

Destined for Success

Through project work, WPI combines a top-tier STEM education with courses in humanities, setting students up for success in an interdisciplinary world. WPI's emphasis on return on investment means that students graduate job-ready with skills that employers and graduate schools desire.

92%

of undergraduates received grant aid (2016-2017)

95%

graduates employed, in graduate school, serving in the military or volunteer service 6 months after graduation (all degree levels)

Class of 2018
18

Colleges that Pay You Back without Financial Aid

Princeton Review (2019)
#22

best value college/top return on investment 

PayScale.com (2018)