Financial Aid FAQs

What application do I need to file?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, which is available from your high school guidance office or from Wentworth's Student Service Center.
When should I apply for aid?
Complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1.
What types of aid are available?

Grants or Scholarships: Sources are federal, state and institutional. These funds are credited directly to tuition and do not have to be repaid.

Loans: Sources of loans are federal, state or private. Loan funds must be repaid. Some loans have a grace period that allows students to defer repayment until after they have graduated. Some loans are available to parents.

Work-Study: This is a federal program that is awarded to students who meet eligibility guidelines established by the Financial Aid Office. Students can obtain a job on campus and are paid bi weekly.

Does Wentworth offer scholarships based on merit?

Yes. Students are automatically considered for Wentworth Academic Achievement scholarships based merit or on the competitiveness of their application for admission.

Are there other sources of aid?

Yes. We suggest you check with the following sources for more information: your guidance office, local library, the Higher Education Information Center (located in the Boston Public Library, Copley Square) and the Internet. As part of your Internet search, be sure to visit

What can I do if I don't receive financial aid?
You can apply for alternative financing or set up a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems.
Why are you asking for tax info, etc.?
Federal regulations require us to verify certain information and documents.
When will my financial aid disburse?
Provided all paperwork is complete, disbursements generally occur six weeks into each semester.
When will I receive my bill?
Bills will be mailed mid-June for the Fall semester and mid-November for the Spring semester.
What happens if my account is not paid in full by the due date?

You are not officially registered. You cannot attend classes or move into the residence halls until full payment is received. Failure to pay tuition and fees by the due date will result in cancellation of your class schedule.

How long will it be before Financial Aid is awarded?

New students start to receive awards in March; returning students start to receive awards in May, or once all of the paperwork is complete.

What is our school code? What is our 8-digit school code?
School code: 002225 Eight digit school code: 00222500

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