The construction of housing is guaranteed only for the year of study indicated, for which a student signs an occupancy agreement. WORCESTER – A year after being the only state university to freeze tuition fees for 2019-20, Worcester State University has launched a proposal to increase fees next year. To make a payment, select the first option. You need your ticket number, the status in which your vehicle is registered and the license plate of your vehicle to make a payment. Payments are accepted by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Once the payment is successful, your ticket will be updated as at Worcester State University, the MA database. If a valid email address is listed, a detailed receipt will be sent by email. Currently, the university charges $9,192 in mandatory fees, which increased by $6,186, according to the State University Department, a decade ago (state tuition fees did not increase during this period for almost all state universities). This rate is slightly lower than the public university average of $9,901. Nevertheless, he said, the university`s recruitment strategy would still be based primarily on trying to attract students from central Massachusetts instead of increasing recruitment outside the state or country.
Founded in 1874 as Massachusetts State Normal School in Worcester, WSU was the fifth of nine teacher schools in Worcester State.  At the end of the 19th century, Worcester became an important industrial centre and worcester city-officials established a teacher training school to serve the city`s nascent public school system. Driven by the success of this city-run regular school, the Worcester School Committee successfully petitioned the Massachusetts Court for a state-sponsored teacher training center in the city.  The original campus was located at St. Ann`s Hill, near the city centre, where the Gothic stone classroom was built in 1874. In 1900, the campus also included a presidential house, a women`s residence called Stoddard Terrace and a lighthouse annex to the main building tower.