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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Financial Information
Director, Student Financial Services
Student Service Center, Williston Hall, Room 101
Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses
Fees and Deposits
Undergraduate students in undergraduate and CPCE programs must submit $50 fee with their application to Wentworth. Master of Science students must submit a $50 fee with their application.
New undergraduate students entering in the fall semester must pay a $250 tuition deposit by May 1. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1. New undergraduate students entering in the spring must make a $250 tuition deposit, which is non-refundable.
New graduate students must pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 following notification of acceptance.
Please note that the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) does not require a deposit.
Any day program or Master of Architecture student who requests to live on campus for the fall and spring semesters must make a $500 deposit. For new undergraduate students, the deposit is non-refundable after May 1. For all other students, deadlines will be published by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. New students starting in the spring who request to live on campus must also make a $500 deposit, which is non-refundable. Deposits will not be accepted from students who owe a balance for the current or prior semester(s).
Students planning to live on campus for periods other than the fall and spring semester also pay a housing deposit based on the semester(s) they intend to live on campus. These rates will be announced by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
For returning students, housing deposit refund requests received in writing (or e-mail) and postmarked before the start of room selection will be granted. No verbal requests will be honored.
All housing deposit refund requests must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Director of Housing and Residential Life
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
At the discretion of the Institute, tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
- Day Undergraduate: Full-time tuition (annual based on two semesters) – $32,954.00; per credit $1,030.00
- College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE): per credit $475.00
- Master of Architecture: Full-time tuition (annual based on two semesters) – $36,200.00; per credit $1,005.00
- Master of Construction Management – per credit $1,135.00
- Master of Facility Management – per credit $1,135.00
- Master of Technology Management – per credit $1,135.00
- Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering – per credit $1,200.00
- Master of Applied Computer Science – per credit $1,135.00
- Certificate Programs – See current CPCE schedule for rates
Undergraduate students who take fewer than 12 credits in a semester will be charged per credit rather than the flat full-time rate. Undergraduate students who overload (take more than 20 credits in a semester) will be charged at the per credit rate for each credit over 20.
CPCE students who are approved to take a day undergraduate course will pay the day per-credit rate for that course.
Graduate students who take an undergraduate course will pay the graduate per-credit rate for that course.
Annual Room Rates with $3,080.00 Mandatory Board Plan Included:
- Baker Hall: Single $15,070.00; Double $13,844.00; Triple $13,844.00
- Evans Way: Single $15,070.00; Double $13,844.00; Triple $13,340.00; Quad $12,970.00
- Tudbury Hall: Single $15,070.00; Double $13,844.00; Triple $13,340.00; Quad $12,970.00
All first-year students are required to purchase a $3,080.00 annual board plan regardless of their room assignment.
Annual Room Rates with $790.00 Mandatory Board Plan Included:
- Louis Prang: Studio Single $14,024.00; Single $13,440.00; Double $12,924.00; Triple $12,924.00
- Vancouver: Studio Single $14,024.00; Single $13,440.00; Double $12,924.00; Triple $12,924.00
- Edwards/Rodgers; Double $12,924.00; Triple $12,924.00
- 555 Huntington: Single $14,190.00; Double $13,440.00; Triple $13,440.00
- 610 Huntington: Double $13,440; Triple $13,440
- 525 Huntington: Single $14,460.00; Double $13,624.00
Any student in Edwards/Rodgers, Vancouver, Louis Prang, 610, 555, and 525 Huntington Avenue may elect to increase his or her board plan to the following amounts:
- Optional Board Plan A ($1,540.00 per semester): $3,080.00
- Optional Board Plan B ($395.00 per semester): $790.00
Massachusetts state law requires all students registered for nine or more credits (or for a semester of co-op) to have health insurance coverage. To comply with this law, students who meet the criteria are assessed a charge for a student health insurance plan. If a student is already covered by an alternate plan that offers comparable coverage and would like to waive the school’s insurance plan, the student MUST complete a waiver online by the deadline. Wentworth Health insurance must be purchased or waived each academic year, typically in the fall semester. Information and deadlines for completing the waiver are published by Student Financial Services on L-Connect and by targeted communications.
The standard fee for health insurance for the 2017-2018 academic year is $2,023.
Day (Commuter) Pass
Cost per Semester: $200
Applicate Lots and Times: Annex, Parker, Sweeney (7 am – 10 pm); West (3 pm – 10 pm)
Evening and Weekend Pass
Cost per Semester: $70
Applicate Lots and Times: Annex, Sweeney, West (3 pm – 10 pm M-F, 7 am – 10 pm Saturday)
Overnight (On-campus residents only)
Cost per Semester: $400
Applicate Lots and Times: Annex, East (overnight)
Students must be financially clear to purchase parking passes. Passes are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and must be paid for at the time of purchase. Students cannot use an anticipated credit balance to purchase a parking pass.
Overnight parking passes are sold only to junior, senior or master’s students. A limited number of passes are available each semester.
Books, Supplies, and Equipment
Each student provides at his/her own expense the necessary textbooks, equipment and instructional supplies. The cost of books and supplies is estimated at $800 to $1,200 per year. Costs will vary depending upon the curriculum and whether new or used books are purchased. Payments for books and supplies are made directly to the bookstore, located in the basement of the Flanagan Center, and accessible online through the LConnect Campus Services tab.
Wentworth provides all fulltime undergraduate day freshmen with a laptop computer outfitted with the software used in their academic programs. Students are required to graduate from Wentworth in order to keep the laptop. Students who withdraw voluntarily or who are academically withdrawn must return the laptop or be charged a recovery fee. Information on Wentworth’s laptop program may be found at www.wit.edu/laptop.
Wentworth Institute of Technology is pleased to offer a tuition discount to siblings who are enrolled concurrently in traditional day undergraduate degree programs, as specified below. To qualify for the discount, all siblings must be matriculated and enrolled fulltime, in a day undergraduate program, for each period (semester) of eligibility:
- 10 percent tuition discount per student for the first and second siblings, enrolled concurrently
- 20 percent tuition discount for the third and additional siblings, enrolled concurrently
The sibling discount does not apply to, and, if applicable, will be removed in the following situations:
- One of the siblings “walks away”, withdraws or graduates from Wentworth.
- One of the siblings enrolls in the Master of Architecture program while the other sibling is enrolled as an undergraduate.
The sibling discount only applies to tuition, NOT housing (room and board) or any other fees that are assessed to student accounts. One sibling must complete the sibling discount application form, found on the Student Service Center website, and return it to the Student Service Center.
Students in undergraduate day programs and the Master of Architecture program are billed prior to the start of each semester they are expected to attend. Bills are electronic only, and can be accessed through Leopardweb. Payment is due approximately one month prior to the start of the semester.
Students in CPCE undergraduate, certificate and workforce development programs, and students in the Master of Construction Management, Master of Facility Management or Master of Technology Management, will be billed within 24 hours after they register. The bill due date is the last day of the official add/drop registration period. Many students in these programs are also eligible to participate in the Three Payment Plan. Please contact the Student Service Center at 617-989-4020 or 1-800-222-9368 for details.
All students must pay for each semester’s classes by the due date or the class schedule will be cancelled due to non-payment.
Alternative Payment Options
Monthly Payment Plan
Undergraduate and Master of Architecture students have the option to enroll in a monthly payment plan. Wentworth partners with an outside provider, Tuition Management Systems (TMS), to offer yearlong or semester payment plans. TMS charges a one-time enrollment fee, and all plans are interest free. For more information, please contact the Student Service Center at 617-989-4020 or 1-800-222-9368.
3 Payment Plan
A "3-Payment Plan" is available to eligible CPCE degree seeking students and for individual non-credit courses with tuition in excess of $1,000.00. Students must enroll online through the e-bill, and the first payment is required at the time of enrollment. Students have the option of enrolling in automatic payments. The first payment is due prior to or at the time of registration.
The second and the third payment due dates are published on the e-contract. If payment is not made according to schedule, a late payment fee of $50 may be assessed for each late installment. Students who fail to meet these terms will not be eligible to participate in this plan for future semesters. Students who were referred to outside collection agencies in the past or have more than two late fees on the account may not qualify for payment plans and must pay in full by the due date. The Student Financial Services staff reserves the right to deny enrollment in the 3-Payment Plan.
Directions for enrolling in the 3-Payment Plan can be found online at https://www.wit.edu/sites/default/files/student-life/student-service-center/forms-16-17/How%20To%20-%20Enroll%20in%20online%203pp.pdf
A $30 fee will be placed on the student’s account for any check returned to Wentworth by the bank. This fee may not be reversed. The Student Service Center will not accept a personal check, including web checks, if there have been two (2) returned checks on a student's account. Wentworth also reserves the right to refuse checks for a past-due balance, to request a transcript, or for payments made within two (2) weeks of graduation.
Late Payments and Delinquent Accounts
Failure to pay a student’s account balance in full on or before the bill due date (see PAYMENT INFORMATION section) will result in cancellation of a student’s class schedule as well as a student’s housing assignment (if applicable). Wentworth reserves the right to charge a $100 late fee to any past due account balances. A student whose account shows an outstanding balance will not be allowed to register or attend classes for future semesters.
Wentworth reserves the right to hold diplomas, grades, and transcripts from all students who have not paid all bills due the Institute. It is a Wentworth policy that only those students who have met all the academic and financial requirements for graduation may participate in the graduation ceremony.
Wentworth reserves the right to refer any delinquent account balance to an outside collection agency. Once the account is referred to an outside collection agency, a collection fee, which could be up to 40 percent of the principal balance, will be added to the student’s total amount balance. If the agency decides to pursue litigation on the outstanding balance, students will also be liable for any additional late fees, interest or legal fees incurred.
Credit Balance Policy
A credit balance transfer will be processed only at the students or parents request when there is a credit balance on the student's account.
Institutional and federal financial aid will disburse to student accounts approximately four to six weeks into the term if all the financial aid requirements are complete. Typically, there will not be a credit balance until all institutional and federal aid disburses. Once this occurs, and if it creates a credit balance, any remaining credit will be refunded as follows:
- If a credit balance is a result of federal Stafford loans, alternative loans and/or grants, the refund will be issued to the student based on the refund option they choose.
- If a credit balance is the result of a Parent Plus loan the refund will be issued to the parent borrower. If the parent borrower would like the student to receive the refund directly, they must complete an authorization form and submit it to the Student Service Center. The form can be found on the Student Service Center website.
- If a credit balance is a result of Tuition Management Systems (TMS) payments, the refund will be issued to the TMS plan payer. Any credit balances resulting from a TMS payment will not be refunded until the TMS plan is completed and/or withdrawn.
- If a credit balance is a result of a credit card payment, and the payment was made within the past 90 days, the refund will be credited back to the credit card used for the transaction. If the credit card payment was made more than 90 days ago, the refund will be issued via the method the student chose as their preferred method of disbursement.
Withdrawal from Wentworth
Before withdrawing, it is highly recommended that a student seek counseling from his or her faculty advisor, or the Counseling Services if the withdrawal is medical in nature. Students should also consult with the appropriate Student Financial Services and financial aid counselors in the Student Service Center to discuss any financial consequences of voluntary withdrawal.
A student who needs to withdraw from Wentworth during the semester must complete a voluntary withdrawal petition and follow the voluntary withdrawal procedures outlined in the catalog. Laptop computers must be returned to the DTS Helpdesk, located on the third floor of Beatty Hall. Students who do not return a laptop will be billed a recovery fee equal to the cost of the computer system as stipulated in the Laptop Program Student Agreement. All students are liable for tuition, room and board, and laptop fees in accordance with the adjustment policy below.
Tuition adjustment for a withdrawing student is initiated based on the point in the semester at which the student files voluntary withdrawal paperwork with the Student Service Center. Non-attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal, and no adjustments will be made based solely on lack of attendance.
Students who register for classes, fail to appear for those classes, and who do not notify Wentworth of their intention to withdraw from classes, are liable for all tuition and fees assessed for that semester.
Tuition and fees will not be adjusted until the Student Service Center receives the official withdrawal request from students. Withdrawal forms received after the proration period will not initiate adjustments. Adjustments are made as follows:
For 15-Week Courses:
- If withdrawal is filed by the end of the drop/add period, tuition reversal amount is 100 percent, minus non-refundable $250 deposit.
- If withdrawal is filed by the end of the second week of the semester, tuition reversal amount is percent.
- If withdrawal is filed by the end of the third week of the semester, tuition reversal amount is 50 percent.
- If withdrawal is filed by the end of the fourth week of the semester, tuition reversal amount is 25 percent.
- If withdrawal is filed by the fifth week of the semester and later, no reversal of tuition charges.
For 6- or 7-Week Courses:
- If withdrawal is filed by the end of the first week of the course, tuition reversal amount is 100 percent.
- If withdrawal is filed by the end of the second week of the course, tuition reversal amount is percent.
- If withdrawal is filed by the third week of the course and later, no reversal of tuition charges.
Students who withdraw from Wentworth and receive Federal Student Financial Aid are subject to a refund policy as prescribed by Federal Regulations. Students should contact the Student Service Center to obtain the appropriate Financial Aid refund schedule as well as to discuss any remaining financial obligations with a Student Financial Services or Financial Aid counselor.
Fees are not refundable. Students are liable for tuition and fees in accordance with the published refund policy.
Room and Board Adjustment
A student’s room and board charges are determined by the date which the student’s room key(s) is returned to the Resident Hall Director. A student who withdraws within the first four weeks of the semester is responsible for board charges based on actual meal points used. From week five through the end of the semester, the student will be responsible for the entirety of the board plan charged.
To receive a pro-rated room charge refund, a student must withdraw in writing and check-out with a Resident Hall Director within the first four weeks of the current semester. After the fourth week of classes, no adjustment will be made to a student’s room charge if he or she decides to withdraw from Wentworth or leave the residence halls.
No adjustments to room or board charges will be made to the account of any student who is withdrawn for discipline sanctions. For more information, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life at email@example.com or 617-989-4160.
Housing Agreement Release
Students living on campus for the fall and spring semesters sign a two-semester Housing Agreement. Students who withdraw from housing without a valid reason will be charged a Housing Agreement Release Fee of $1,000 if they withdraw from the residence halls after the fourth week of the fall semester or through the fourth week of the spring semester. Students withdrawing from the residence halls after this point are responsible for the full spring room charge.
For more information please refer to http://www.wit.edu/reslife/ or contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 617-989-4160.
Refund of Payments
After all necessary adjustments have been made to a student’s account, any credits resulting from payments made will be refunded in accordance with the manner in which they were received.
Federal Funds Refund
If a student withdraws from Wentworth during the semester, the total refunded amount is determined according to federal and institutional refund policy. The refund will be returned to the individual programs in the following order: 1) Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, 2) Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, 3) Federal Perkins Loan, 4) Federal PLUS Loan, 5) Federal Pell Grant, 6) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, 7) State funded Grants, 8) Private funded programs, and 9) Wentworth Institutional Aid. Specific questions regarding the refund policy can be addressed with a student’s financial aid counselor in the Student Service Center.
In some cases, a student’s account may end up having a balance due after the federal financial aid adjustment is done. Students will be notified and billed for the balance and any account balance becomes due immediately.