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Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away, on the regular WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester and Spring semester).

  • WPI Tuition and Fees
  • WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
  • WPI Meal Plan (if applicable, reduced for term away)
  • Global Projects Program Housing and Program Fee (for applicable programs)

In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:

  • Local transportation
  • Airfare (if applicable)
  • Food
  • Tourist activities and incidentals
  • Project related incidentals

A summary of estimated cost breakdowns for 21-22 programs can be found here: Summary of Costs. You may also visit eProjects for detailed cost information. Please note: these estimated expenses reflect the cost for the future year of travel. Current students will have a cost breakdown in their student handbook.

Estimated out-of pocket expenses: These are estimates for expenses like round trip airfare, groceries, dining out, incidentals, tourist expenses, and local transportation. A detailed list of these cost estimates can be found on each program’s brochure page. These costs do not appear on your WPI bill.

Estimated housing and program fees: These are estimates for housing expenses and any fees associated with cultural programming in which students are required to participate. These fees will appear on your WPI bill and are in addition to tuition and housing at WPI.  Program fees must be paid before departure.


Update: 20-21 Global Projects Program Cancellation Policy

As a result of the continuously changing environment during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not currently assessing cancelation fees for students who wish to withdraw from a program due to health or safety concerns. For more information on program planning and response, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates.