College is a great investment in your future­—WPI’s cost of attendance is listed below. These budgets are used by 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 the student's academic career. Most undergraduate 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.

The Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy provides detailed Cost of Attendance Budgets for undergraduate and graduate students. We use these budgets to calculate your financial aid awards and your eligibility for need-based aid. We also encourage families to use these budgets to plan for your college expenses.

  • 2021-2022 Estimated Cost of Attendance for First-Year Undergraduate Students**

    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.

    TUITION

    $54,640.00

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIFE FEE

         $326.00

    HEALTH FEE *

         $800.00

    NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FEE

         $200.00

    TOTAL OF TUITION & FEES

    $55,966.00

    ROOM

      $9,250.00

    BOARD (MEAL PLAN)

      $6,884.00

    BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

      $1,200.00

    PERSONAL EXPENSES

      $1,000.00

    TOTAL BUDGETED COSTS

    $74,300.00

    * For more information about the Health Fee please visit the We Are WPI Frequently Asked Questions page 

    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 to create strong living environments that support student development and academic success.

    ** The budget estimates for the 2021-2022 academic year are subject to change due to any unforseen changes in costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for Returning Undergraduate Students
     

    LIVING ON CAMPUS

    LIVING OFF CAMPUS

    COMMUTING

    TUITION

    $53,100.00

    $53,100.00

    $53,100.00

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIFE FEE

    $316.00

    $316.00

    $316.00

    HEALTH FEE **

    $800.00

    $800.00

    $800.00

    TOTAL OF TUITION & FEES

    $54,216.00

    $54,216.00

    $54,216.00

    ROOM

    $8,990.00

    $8,990.00

    Not Applicable

    BOARD (MEAL PLAN)

    $6,690.00

    $6,690.00

    Not Applicable

    COMMUTER ALLOWANCE Not Applicable Not Applicable $1,500.00

    BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

    $1,200.00

    $1,200.00

    $1,200.00

    PERSONAL EXPENSES

    $1,200.00

    $1,200.00

    $1,200.00

    TOTAL BUDGETED COSTS

    $72,296.00

    $72,296.00

    $58,116.00

    ** For more information about the Health Fee please visit the We Are WPI Frequently Asked Questions page 

    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.

  • 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students
     

    LIVING OFF CAMPUS

    ONLINE STUDENTS

    TUITION

    $28,980.00

    $1,610 PER CREDIT

    GRADUATE FEE

    $60.00

     

    ROOM

    $8,736.00

     

    BOARD

    $6,566.00

     

    MEDICAL

    $1,550.00

     

    BOOKS & SUPPLIES

    $1,200.00

    Varies

    PERSONAL EXPENSES

    $8,193.00

     
    HEALTH FEE ** $390.00  

    TOTAL BUDGETED COSTS

    $55,675.00

     

    ** For more information about the Health Fee please visit the We Are WPI Frequently Asked Questions page 

  • Summer (E-Term) Costs

    Summer (E Term) Costs (attending WPI)    

     

     Tuition (reflects 50% discount for E Term 2020)  for 9 credits (3 classes)

    $6,444

     Room

    $2,110

     Board

    $1,584

     Books & Personal

    $600

     Total E Term Budget     

    $10,738

     E-Term 2020 Project Center Estimated Costs

     

    Acadia National Park, ME

    See Above*

    London (Humanities & Arts / IQP)

    $See Above*

    Buenos Aries

    $See Above*

     Lyon France (IQP)

    $See Above*

    Japan  $See Above*
    Konstanz Germany (D & E)  $6,540

      *E term 2020 projects are all being held at WPI or online so the program fees associated with project centers will not be applicable only tuition will be due for the summer.

    E-Term Tuition and Financial Aid

    Funding for E-Term is limited to Federal Direct Loans for students, the Federal Direct PLUS Loan for parents, and/or private loans, or a Global Scholarship if eligible.  WPI does not offer need- or merit-based scholarships or WPI-based loans for E-term. You must not have borrowed the full amount of the Subsidized / Unsubsidized Federal Direct loans during the E19 – D20 term academic period.  The Subsidized / Unsubsidized Federal loans have annual limits that cannot be exceeded.  If a student borrowed the full amount of their eligibility during the summer through spring semesters they will not be eligible to borrow additional federal funding except the PLUS loan, for the summer (E20 Term) 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.

91%

of undergraduates received grant aid (2018-2019)

95%

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

Class of 2018
#16

Best Value College without Financial Aid

Princeton Review (2020)
#20

best value college/top return on investment 

PayScale.com (2020)