After you are accepted for participation at a project center or exchange site and you have notified the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy on the WPI Financial Aid Upper Class Application of your project center plans, your cost of attendance will be adjusted based on the estimated cost of your program. Project center expenses, both billable and out-of-pocket, are the responsibility of the student and family. To cover this cost, students have the following options:
Borrow under an auxiliary loan program.* A historical list of borrowing options can be viewed on the following website: https://www.wpi.edu/offices/fa/private-loans.html
Apply a Global Scholars Stipend or Foisie Scholars Stipend. You would have been notified of your eligibility for this stipend prior to your enrollment at WPI. If you are a stipend recipient, please complete the Global Scholars Program Stipend Request Form located in the financial aid forms section of the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy’s website: https://www.wpi.edu/offices/fa/forms.html
Apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. To qualify, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, be a U.S. citizen and be studying abroad. The Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy will notify you if you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
While you are away at a project center, it is still your responsibility to file your financial aid forms for the upcoming academic year by their appropriate deadline dates. The FAFSA will become available online on October 1st and the WPI Financial Aid Upper Class Application will become available online in December. Both applications are typically due in D Term.
* Prior to applying for loan assistance for a summer term project center, you must also submit a WPI Summer Loan Application to the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy. This form is available on the following website: https://www.wpi.edu/offices/fa/e-term.html