Bentley University
Waltham, MA, 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.
$38,270
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,486
$30k - $48k
$22,934
$48k - $75k
$27,849
$75k - $110k
$31,248
$110k+
$45,026
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.
$51,670
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.
$51,670
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.
$16,320
Books and Supplies
$1,290
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
95%
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.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,879
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.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,706
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,362
Students receiving state aid
10%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,235
Students receiving federal aid
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,706
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$44,029
$30k - $48k
$39,085
$48k - $75k
$36,702
$75k - $110k
$32,218
$110k+
$19,713
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$626,842
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$23,007,785

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.
50%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,319
Students receiving federal loans
44%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,982
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,453
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.
$26,000
Loan Default Rate
1%
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.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
Bentley is very expensive, but you are truely getting what you pay for.
Although Bentley is not well known to the general public, the business world is a great fan of the university. You are not only paying for an education, you are also paying for networking and opportunities for great programs and privileges that most other universities do not have.
Chanel from Baton Rouge, LA
The college is very expensive, but financial aid tries to help everyone who wants to come. Some people get full ride scholarships here so make sure you submit everything they want to offer you financial aid.
Emily
Bentley gives very generous financial aid and one can simply go to one career fair to see that job opportunities are quite abundant for students. If you plan to put in a lot of hard work and make the most of your education, you will be rewarded in the end. I am currently at my 2nd internship and just going into my junior year. Our career services is one of the best in the country, hands down. They work their butts off to ensure the best career opportunities for Bentley students.
Christopher from Attleboro, MA
Bentley can be very pricey but it has some of the best facilities that money can buy. They have an amazing trading room which is one of its trademarks. It also has some of the best classrooms and dorms that I've seen at any college.
Jessica from Monroe, CT
The tuition is a bit pricy but I think it's worth it. Plus the school offers a lot of financial help for those who need it.
Edimil from Haverhill, MA
Aside from the Career Services that Bentley offers another great program Bentley has is Service Learning. Service Learning is a program that people can either sign up on there own or through a class and perform community service. People who sign up for service learning on there own can actually get paid doing some of the work and many companies view the program as highly favorable. Those students who sign up for service learning through a class can oftentimes receive an extra class credit making classes 4 credits instead of 3. A second feature Bentley has that is amazing is that they offer free language lessons. Bentley does not require students to take a language but they do offer classes that students can sign up for in there spare time and learn the language. What makes this even better is that Bentley also offers free Rosetta Stone software on students laptops. Even if you can't find time to go up to the language lab you can study many languages in your own dorm room.
Matthew from Derry, NH
Bentley's stellar reputation in the business world is worth its weight in gold!!!
Lauren from West Hartford, CT
This is an amazing school. The coursework and choices are vast and the classes are generally small. Most professors I've had are incredibly accessible and actually care what's happening with us on a one to one basis. The reputation od this school is getting better and better and I have absolutely no regrets with my choice and in was accepted to Columbia, NYU and Wharton.
Alexander from Wellfleet, MA

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