Information for Parents & Families
Parents, we realize that you are an instrumental part of your student’s success here at Wentworth. We know that in most cases you are the payers of their bills and the keepers of their financial and academic records. We will do our best to help you get all the information you need regarding your student’s account. Please understand, however, that we do have limitations on what we can share with you. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects certain types of student information which can only be released with written authorization from a student. Information such as ID numbers, grades, overall G.P.A., schedule, class meeting times and locations cannot and will not be given out to parents unless we have written consent from your student on file.
In addition, your student’s tuition account here at Wentworth is their responsibility and as such you will need to work with your student for them to provide you with information regarding the E-Bill, E-Award letter, and Account History. If for whatever reason a bill is not settled, or a loan is not repaid, it is your student who will suffer the financial consequences. Although we do work closely with parents it is our goal to help students become increasingly independent in managing their own accounts.
Please know that we will help you as much as we possibly can, and we are here as a support system so that your student has everything that he or she needs to be successful. Below are the topics frequently asked about by parents in alphabetical order.
Topics Commonly Asked About by Parents
1098-T tax forms are prepared every January and sent out during the last week of the month to your student's permanent address that we have on file. You can expect to receive them during the first couple weeks of February. Students also have access to the form online.
Insurance and other companies will sometimes ask you to verify that your student is enrolled as a full time student here at Wentworth. In order to receive this verification, your student will need to fill out the form below and submit it to our office.
In order to qualify for most types of financial aid, all students need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application can be accessed at the FAFSA Website.
By law we are required to provide all students with health insurance coverage. If your student already has adequate coverage, it is their responsibility to provide proof of insurance. To do that they’ll need to fill out the online waiver form. The form can be accessed using the following link and becomes available the same day semester bills go online:
In order for your student to be included in the housing selection process you must pay a housing deposit. For returning students the deposit is usually due by mid-February. For incoming students, the deposit is usually due by May 1st. You can make the deposit online using our CASHNet payment portal.
Paying the Bill
We do not mail paper bills. All billing information is in your student’s LeopardWeb account (accessed through myWentworth). All the information you need to submit payments to Wentworth can be found on this website.
Parent PLUS Loans
Parent PLUS loans are federal loans available to help fill the gap between your student’s expenses and your student’s financial aid package. These are available to parents of dependent students.
Financial Aid GetAnswers
The Financial Aid Office offers a series of videos from GetAnswers to answer common financial aid questions.