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Brandeis University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,570 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,380 tuition
$12,714 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,476 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$59,570 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,380 tuition
$12,714 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,476 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$30,423 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
65% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($5,304 avg)
8% get state aid ($2,127 avg)
56% get institn'l aid ($30,423 avg)
50% get loans ($7,339 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.41% 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 $31,964 57%
Federal Grant Aid $5,304 18%
Pell Grants $4,467 18%
Other Federal Grants $842 17%
Institution Grant Aid $30,423 56%
State Grant Aid $2,127 8%
Student Loans $7,339 50%
Federal Loans $5,905 50%
Other Loans $13,876 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Brandeis University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,381
Out of State $1,381


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anna
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    I'll have a better sense of this when I graduate but I can say that Brandeis is a really expensive school, though I personally am receiving a good amount of aid as well as others. Many students are paying quite a lot to attend the school, so it aggravates me at times to see simple things like the infrastructure or dining in shambles. Many of the buildings are outdated or the roads and walking areas are typically pot holed. The Gosman Sports center specifically is behind it's competitors. I'm a varsity athlete and I've noticed that nearly every school we've visited and most definitely all of the UAA conference members have larger and better equipped gyms than we do. The weight room is quite small, the cardio room is even smaller, though we do have a good number of squash courts for those interested as well as a varsity weight room.

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  • Mijal from Waltham, MA
  • Jun-24-2014 I am a current student here

    People who pay full tuition spend like 60k a year at Brandeis... I wouldn't say it's worth that much. It's an amazing school with a beautiful and convenient location and a wonderful community, but if I had 60k, I don't think I'd spend them at Brandeis.

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  • Ruben from Waltham, MA
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a past student here

    The people at Brandeis are genuine and the professors are very respectable. You are surrounded by a bunch of over achievers which almost forces you to get off your butt and do things. Community advisors save money on housing (room is covered)

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  • Nathan from Rochester, MA
  • Apr-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Brandeis is a very expensive university to attend but I do not regret my decision in the slightest. Especially if you're thinking of going to law school after undergrad, Brandeis has 99% admittance for those applying to law schools.

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