Information on financial assistance in the form of loans is available through the WPI Office of Financial Aid. Students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, or fit into other eligible noncitizen categories set forth by the U.S. Department of Education may be eligible for federal Direct Loans, namely the Unsubsidized Loan and/or the Graduate PLUS Loan. To qualify, students must be admitted unconditionally into a graduate degree-granting program, must be enrolled at least on a half-time basis, defined as a minimum of four credits in a given semester, file a FAFSA, file a graduate loan application form with the office, meet all other federal student aid requirements, and must be making satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory academic progress for Direct Loan borrowing is evaluated on an annual basis at the end of the spring semester.
Private student loans are also available to students enrolled in graduate programs, certificate programs or to students who are not enrolled on at least a half-time basis. A non-citizen or international student may qualify for private loans in the United States with a creditworthy U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident as a cosigner.
For more information on financial aid and loan programs, contact the WPI Office of Financial Aid at +1-508-831-5469, and review our website for additional information.