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Tuition & Financial Aid

As part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, Westfield State University is proud to offer a comprehensive university experience at a price that minimizes cost.

Not a full-time undergraduate?

View Graduate & Continuing Education Tuition & Fees

Application Fee: $50


Tuition is free for persons 60 years of age and over.

  • Deposit
  • In-State
    $970 annually*
  • Out-of-State
    $7,050 annually**
  • New England Regional Program
    $1,455 annually


(Subject to change)

  • All Students (except Nursing)
    $10,169.00 annually
  • Nursing Students
    $11,963.00 annually


View Residence Halls

  • New Student Deposit
  • Cost (varies by Residence Hall)
    $7,050 - $10,490 annually

Dining (per semester)

View Dining Selections on Campus

  • The Owl Plan w/ $250 Dining Dollars
  • On The Go Meal Plan (Commuters or On-Campus Apartments only)
For military TA students only:
*Tuition cost per credit $32.33
**Tuition cost per credit $235.00

Payment Information

Note: On or about June 30, 2017, credit and debit card payments of educational expenses will be charged a 2.5% service fee. To avoid this fee, consider paying via e-check when making an online payment. To learn more about the fee, read the Credit Card Fee FAQ's.

Financial Aid

To be considered for all financial aid offered through Westfield State, you only need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial Aid Procedures & Regulations:


First-Year & Transfer Students

Westfield State offers merit scholarships based on the Application for Admission (There are no separate scholarship applications.) However, students are encouraged to apply for private scholarships as well. Merit-based scholarships are also available to out-of-state students.

Current Students

The Westfield State Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce over $300,000 is available in Foundation Scholarship Aid for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. Returning students are eligible to apply for additional Westfield scholarships. There are a few scholarships open to incoming freshman.