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Bates College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$65,300 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,310 tuition
$14,190 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$65,300 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,310 tuition
$14,190 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,795 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
47% of students receive aid
9% get federal aid ($4,590 avg)
2% get state aid ($931 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($36,795 avg)
24% get loans ($6,679 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.29% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $37,814 43%
Federal Grant Aid $4,590 9%
Pell Grants $4,590 9%
Other Federal Grants - 0%
Institution Grant Aid $36,795 43%
State Grant Aid $931 2%
Student Loans $6,679 24%
Federal Loans $4,113 22%
Other Loans $21,765 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 15
Does Bates College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 786-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State -


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Financial Aid is pretty great!

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  • 4
  • Kiera from Lewiston, ME
  • Jan-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, Bates is pricey; but I believe that there are plenty of opportunities and the education I am receiving is top-notch. Being a first year, I can't really speak to much to this. If Bates didn't give so much financial aid, it wouldn't be worth it. But they are good about giving those who deserve aid, aid.

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  • 4
  • Addie C. from Maine
  • Nov-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Bates works on a financial- need based system. This means that whatever the school believes a family able to pay, they have them pay it. Almost everything else is covered by the school's endowment.

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  • 5
  • Erin from Rumford, ME
  • Jul-11-2012 I am a current student here

    I got EXTREMELY good financial aid but it all depends on your academics and financial situation

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Kansas City, MO
  • Jul-07-2012 I am a current student here

    Bates does a really good job of accessing financial need, so don't let the tuition of $50,000+ scare you away. They take into account all family/personal expenses and will not make you pay what you cannot afford. Compare the Bates scholarship to what any other private/public school gives you and I guarantee Bates offers a better deal.

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