Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME, 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.
$22,810
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,123
$30k - $48k
$8,329
$48k - $75k
$17,078
$75k - $110k
$21,013
$110k+
$36,344
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.
$53,922
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.
$53,922
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.
$14,698
Books and Supplies
$840
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sao@bowdoin.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
100%
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.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,143
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.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,061
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$38,973
Students receiving state aid
2%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,629
Students receiving federal aid
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,061
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$59,724
$30k - $48k
$56,344
$48k - $75k
$50,395
$75k - $110k
$40,401
$110k+
$27,552
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.
$42,051,148
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,428,448

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.
18%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,550
Students receiving federal loans
18%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,097
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,445
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.
$16,778
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.
$198

What Students Are Saying

4.88 Average Rating
The restaurants and stores within Brunswick by are very good and offer great deals to students.
Jared from South Orange, NJ
Bowdoin gives great financial aid using the same no-loans strategy as the Ivy's which makes it a great choice.
Marcela from Saint Louis, MO
The perks that come with the tuition are numerous, so seek them out.
AM New York, NY
It is expensive, but it's worth it. There is a great financial aid program, so don't worry about the cost too much. Bowdoin likes to make sure its students are happy, and is nationally ranked for doing so (in the top 5). You are treated well and academically challenged.
KT
high $$, high quality, prestigious--especially in New England ...ranks at the very top in every survey published...solid endowment to sustain competitive advantage vs other colleges....great science departments
Scott from Kent, CT
I was surprised to see how much I could buy for a midnight snack for just a few dollars.
Allyson from West Bloomfield, MI
Bowdoin is expensive, but offers killer financial aid. Plus, so many opportunities and connections open up for you. You can even do research with a professor as an undergrad.
Samuel from South China, ME

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