Programs and Resources

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State Employees’ Tuition Remission

State employees and their dependents who elect to take courses at Worcester State University may have some or all of their tuition waived. Documentation of eligibility should be submitted to the Bursar’s Office. Eligible persons should contact the Personnel Office at their place of employment for further details.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Benefits Program

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Benefits Program may provide assistance to eligible students. Contact the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for further information.

Veterans’ Benefits

The Veterans’ Administration has approved Worcester State University for the purpose of providing Veterans’ Educational  Benefits  to veterans pursuing undergraduate and graduate study. Massachusetts veterans entitled to educational benefits must provide the Registrar’s Office with a copy of their Form DD-214.

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan is a federal unsubsidized loan program whereby the federal government makes long term, low interest loans to graduate students enrolled at least half-time (six credits per semester). Students must have completed the FAFSA process before their Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan will be processed. Graduate limits are up to $20,500 per year limited to the student’s cost of attendance.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available for matriculated, degree-seeking, graduate students. For information and an application, call the Graduate Office at 508-929-8127 or visit

Generally, funds for graduate students are limited to the Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan. Applicants who are taking courses that are pre-requisites for a graduate degree may be eligible for Direct Loan funds for up to one year.