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Bennington College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$65,620 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,440 tuition
$14,520 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$660 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$65,620 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,440 tuition
$14,520 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$660 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$28,055 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($6,084 avg)
3% get state aid ($557 avg)
84% get institn'l aid ($28,055 avg)
51% get loans ($6,216 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.58% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.58% 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 $29,033 85%
Federal Grant Aid $6,084 18%
Pell Grants $4,513 18%
Other Federal Grants $3,730 7%
Institution Grant Aid $28,055 84%
State Grant Aid $557 3%
Student Loans $6,216 51%
Federal Loans $4,785 50%
Other Loans $20,091 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Does Bennington College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201-6003
(802) 442-5401
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $2,060
Out of State $2,060


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Day Luis from Tampa, FL
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Without financial aid, nearly any school can be expensive. Private schools usually offer better financial aid packages since they generally cost more. So, although Bennington is a private school, the financial aid package offered is fairly generous, making a private education affordable.

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  • 4
  • A high school senior from northern VT
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The tuition/fees and room/board costs of Bennington College are expensive; however, I think it is probably worth it. The academics, the resources, the guidance offered to students through the advisors, and the campus (very beautiful, by the way!) exceed many colleges. Additionally, the on-campus living situation at Bennington College is very nice: there are nice co-ed houses that house about 20-30 students each. Most freshmen and sophomores have either one or two roommates that they share their bedroom with, but most upperclassmen have their own room. In these houses, there are two small kitchens, several bathrooms, and a common area.

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