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Graduate students who meet eligibility requirements may apply for federal student aid. To qualify for federal student aid, you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Every student at Wentworth has dedicated counselors for both financial aid and billing. They are here to help you determine the best means for financing your degree. Download our Graduate Financial Aid Brochure here

Graduate Student Tuition


Graduate Programs*$1,260 per credit
*Master of Architecture Program$1,225 per credit
Housing & DiningSee Housing and Meal Plan Rates
Health Insurance Fee$1,852*

Graduate Federal Student Aid

Graduate Scholarships & Fellowships

  • Scholarships

    Wentworth President’s Merit Award

    All full-time applicants are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships by Admissions. Merit scholarship awards are based on past academic and professional achievements. Wentworth students continuing directly from their undergraduate program will automatically receive their undergraduate merit scholarship for their graduate program.  

    Alumni Scholarship  

    The Alumni Scholarship helps Wentworth alumni with a 20% tuition discount to finance their graduate education. This scholarship applies to all alumni enrolled in a part-time graduate program. 

    Future Focused Scholarship

    New opportunity for Fall 2024, we are offering a $15,000 savings on tuition for students pursuing industries that our partners have indicated are in high demand. For more information see our Future Focused Scholarship page.

    Leadership Scholarship 

    The Leadership Scholarship identifies part-time students who are leaders in their fields and awards them with up to a 20% tuition discount to finance their graduate education and will apply to all qualifying graduate degrees and certificates at the University. These awards will be based both on GPA and professional experience and accomplishments. 

    Inclusive Excellence Scholarship 

    In support of Wentworth’s mission, we offer scholarships to prospective part-time students that support our pursuit of Inclusive Excellence with up to a 20% tuition discount to finance their graduate education and will apply to all qualifying graduate degrees and certificates at the university. 

    Trail Blazer in STEM Scholarship 

    Wentworth seeks applicants who have demonstrated/embodied university values through being hands-on, future-focused and career-ready. The trailblazer scholarship will be awarded to part-time applicants who have demonstrated forward-thinking innovation in STEM through a job, internship or school project.  

    Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Scholarship 

    The COF Graduate scholarship helps COF students and alumni with up to a 20% tuition discount to finance their graduate education and will apply to all qualifying graduate degrees and certificates at the university. To qualify, applicants must be a graduate of a COF institution and be admitted to a part-time master’s program at Wentworth.    

    Please note: 

    • Merit Scholarships cannot be stacked. Students (including alumni) will only be awarded one of the scholarships or tuition discounts if they qualify for more than one.

    • Alumni who will have completed a degree from Wentworth are automatically considered for the scholarships when they are admitted into a graduate program. 

  • Fellowships

    Wentworth Institute of Technology now offers Graduate Fellowships opportunities. These allow students to work for the university while studying to earn an additional $4,500 over the academic year.

    The work will consist of approximately 10hrs/week, with the positions varying from studio/lab fellows, research fellows, teaching fellows, and tutors. These opportunities are a great way to earn money to finance your studies and are an excellent opportunity to enhance your resume for your future employment. These positions are limited. Admitted students will be invited to apply if their program qualifies and still has open positions available.

    Once awarded, the Graduate Fellowship positions are renewable for the length of your program, not to exceed two academic years, provided you are enrolled as a full-time student, you are in good academic and conduct standing, and you meet the minimum academic standards set by the program

Outside Scholarships

To help make the process of paying for school even easier, Wentworth offers several resources to help you identify external scholarships that you might be eligible for.

  • Scholarship Universe

    Scholarship Universe is an outside scholarship search, match, and application tool that all Wentworth students can utilize.

    Students log in using their Wentworth username and password to create a profile and start matching to scholarships.

    Scholarships are open to incoming first-year students, returning students and graduate students and all scholarships are vetted and approved by Scholarship Universe.

  • Other Scholarship Search Tools

    Wentworth provides links to tools and resources to help connect you with scholarships to help pay for your education. The links listed below are available to the public free of charge.  Exercise caution of any organization, business, or company that requires a "finder's fee" or makes any guarantees they can find you aid.  Feel free to utilize the below search engines to make sure your applications are legitimate. 

    The following scholarship search engines are free to use for the public: 

    For a list of scholarship websites that include options for international students, please see our Graduate International Students page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for aid?

    We recommend all applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. It is free, opens on October 1st annually for the following academic year, and available online at

  • Am I eligible for Federal Aid?

    In order to be eligible for any of the Federal Aid programs a student must: 

    • be admitted to an eligible program 
    • be a US citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen 
    • be registered with Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 
    • not owe a refund on a grant or be in default status on any federal student loan 
    • not have borrowed in excess of the annual aggregate loan limits 
    • be enrolled at least half time (5 credits for Graduate Students) for Federal Direct loans per semester 
    • maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 
  • How is filling out the FAFSA different for graduate students?

    Graduate students are considered independent students and do not need to provide parental data on the FAFSA. 

    You will need to check the box 6 for Question 29: 1st year college graduate/professional and box 8 for Question 30: College graduate or professional degree 

    FAFSA question snapshot 

  • How is Financial Aid different for graduate students?

    Once they have completed a bachelor’s degree, students are no longer eligible for any federal grant funds including the Federal Pell and SEOG grants nor are they eligible for the Federal Subsidized Stafford loans. 

    Graduate students are eligible for Federal Unsubsidized Stafford loans up to $20,500 per academic year. They may also apply for a Federal Graduate PLUS loan. 

    Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits) per semester to be eligible for the loans. 

  • If I'm going from my undergraduate program directly into a graduate program at Wentworth how does my scholarship work?

    If you are graduating from a full-time undergraduate program at Wentworth directly preceding your attendance as a full-time graduate student, under most circumstances, the merit scholarship received as an undergraduate will remain during your graduate program.  

    For example, as an undergraduate in Construction Management a student received a $10,000 merit scholarship.  If that student is graduating with a BS in Construction Management in August 2021 and begins a MS in Project Management program in September 2021, providing they attend full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, they will continue to receive that $10,000 merit scholarship. 

    Full-time students coming from outside of Wentworth may also qualify for merit scholarship funding.  Merit is awarded at the time of Admission. 

  • Will I receive aid as a part-time student?

    Institutional aid, including merit-based scholarships, is typically not awarded to part-time students. Some of our graduate programs are designed for part-time enrollment; offering scholarships that are based off program that is planned to be part-time. We recommend reaching out to our Graduate Admissions team to determine if your program can be done part-time.

    For full-time programs, your scholarship requires that you enroll full-time in order to maintain it. For federal aid, you need to enroll in at least 5 credits per semester to be considered half-time and to be eligible for federal loan programs.

  • Can I use financial aid to pay for off-campus housing?

    Yes, you can use financial aid, including loans, to help assist with the costs of living off-campus. If you are relying on a refund from an over-payment, keep in mind that fall refund checks are generally not available until mid-October, spring checks until mid-February, and summer checks until mid-June. Make sure you plan ahead to pay your rent for these months.

  • Do you accept Veterans and Military Benefits?

    Actively Serving, veterans, ROTC, and family members who may be eligible for benefits are encouraged to work with our Military-Connected services office to determine their eligibility and benefit amounts.

    For more information on how to apply and determine your eligibility, please review your specific information on our Military-Connected Services site.

Contact Financial Aid

The Wentworth Financial Aid Office is pleased to offer you guidance on understanding your financial aid package and payment options. These one-on-one meetings are designed to discuss the financial aid process and scholarships as well as answer any questions that you might have. Please check back for future dates to be added soon!

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