Bennington College

Bennington, VT, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$29,815
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,424
$30k - $48k
$25,395
$48k - $75k
$26,606
$75k - $110k
$25,455
$110k+
$40,816
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$53,860
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$53,860
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,610
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@bennington.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
90%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,753
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,557
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$34,167
Students receiving state aid
3%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,842
Students receiving federal aid
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,557
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$44,996
$30k - $48k
$43,025
$48k - $75k
$41,814
$75k - $110k
$42,965
$110k+
$27,604
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,090,687

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,913
Students receiving federal loans
50%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,033
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,707
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$268

What Students Are Saying

4.69 Average Rating
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.
A high school senior from northern VT
the curriculum, the housing, the professors, and the lifestyle is priceless.
Brianna from New York, NY
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.
Day Luis from Tampa, FL

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