Questions about Financial Aid?

Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). You may also stop by the Student Service Center (located on the first floor of Williston Hall) at Wentworth for assistance or call 617‑989‑4020.

Faculty Insight

"Many of my former students who are now in professional positions with high responsibility attribute their success to the education they received at Wentworth."

Ilyas Bhatti, CPCE faculty member

Financial Aid

 Wentworth realizes that for many people seeking an education, financial aid is essential. In fact, more than 75 percent of our students receive financial aid. To be considered for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible (allow 6 weeks for processing). However, you must be accepted to Wentworth to receive notification of your actual financial aid award.

Applicants should complete the FAFSA at the Federal Student Aid website and obtain a PIN number. Wentworth’s Federal School Code is 002225.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Students are eligible for the below financial aid options depending on which program they are enrolled in:

Stafford Loans

Private Loans

Pell Grant

Outside Scholarship

Certificate

 

X

 

X

Undergrad

X

X

X

X

Graduate

X

X

 

X

To receive Wentworth and/or federal aid, you must:

  • have a complete application for financial aid on file at Wentworth.
  • demonstrate financial need, except for some loan programs.
  • be admitted or enrolled in a degree program and be taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (Federal Pell Grant requires only 3 credit hours per semester minimum).
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • have a valid Social Security Number.
  • be making satisfactory academic progress.
  • be registered with Selective Service, if applicable.
  • not be in default on a student loan or owe a refund or federal aid at any institution.
  • sign a statement on the FAFSA certifying that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes. 

Important Information After You File

Check the status of your FAFSA:

  • online, 1 week after submission if you used a PIN to sign your FAFSA
  • online, 2-3 weeks after submission if you printed and mailed a signature page

The Student Aid Report (SAR) that you view online or receive in the mail contains all of the information reported on your FAFSA. By including the Wentworth school code (002225), this information is automatically sent to us. Review your SAR carefully and make any necessary corrections or updates ASAP. Errors or missing information will delay your aid package.

If you do not receive the SAR within the above mentioned time frame, please access the FAFSA website and select "Check My Submitted FAFSA." You may also call the FAFSA Processor at 1-800-433-3243 for assistance. 

How to View Your Financial Aid and Accept Your Award for Admitted Students Who Have Completed the FAFSA

  1. Log online to http://lconnect.wit.edu.
  2. Enter your username and password as provided to you on your acceptance letter (The temporary password must be reset before accessing Lconnect and can be done so through http://password.wit.edu).
  3. Click on “Leopardweb” at the top left of the screen.
  4. Click on the “Financial Aid” tab at the top of the screen.
  5. From the menu click on “Award."
  6. Click on “Award for Aid Year."
  7. Select current Award Year.
  8. Click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab to review your award and accept/decline funds. 

Options for accepting award offers include:

  1. Accept the full award amount by selecting Accept Full Amount of All Awards.
  2. Choose Decline or Accept for each fund.
  3. Accept a partial amount by selecting Accept and entering the amount in the Accept Partial Amount field. 

How Do I Know If I Need to Turn in Additional Financial Aid Paperwork?

  1.  Log on to LConnect. (Follow the instructions for accessing your LConnect account if you have not yet done so.)
  2. Click on “Leopardweb” at the top left of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Financial Aid” Tab.
  4. Click on “Eligibility.”
  5. Select “Student Requirements.”
  6. You may download the requested forms.

You will now need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling for your Stafford loans. This can be done at https://studentloans.gov . You may review descriptions of the different funds you were awarded online.

All paperwork should be mailed to:

The Student Service Center
550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

or faxed to:

The Student Service Center at 617-989-4201 

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