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.

20-21 Global Projects Program Cancellation Policy

You are required to commit or decline your placement offer to your Global Projects Program by the deadline indicated in your notification. Failure to respond to your placement offer will result in removal from the program including a possible cancellation fee.


If you decide to cancel participation in your Global Projects Program after you have committed, you must immediately inform our office via email at In your email, state the name of the program from which you are canceling.


The decision not to participate after you have committed may have financial consequences, as outlined below.


We strive to make off-campus opportunities available for as many students as possible. In an effort to fill available spaces, we have set the following cancellation schedule for all Global Projects Programs.  The GPP works closely with onsite vendors, travel agencies, and suppliers for an array of services. Their services frequently require our office to make deposits and other non-refundable financial commitments for upcoming programs.


Please note: The Global Scholar Scholarship cannot cover cancellation fees. A cancellation fee will be posted to your student account and will be due immediately, failure to pay may result in a hold and or late fee being applied to your Student Account.



No Fee

By Commitment Deadline

March 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

September 15, 2020

$500 Cancellation Fee

By Commitment Deadline

March 1 - July 1, 2020

July 2 - September 15, 2020

September 16 - November 1, 2020

Full Cancellation Fee*

By Commitment Deadline

After July 1, 2020

After September 15, 2020

After November 1, 2020

*The full cancellation fee is equal to the program fee, which can be found on the eProjects page or by emailing