Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA, 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.
$19,538
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,228
$30k - $48k
$17,679
$48k - $75k
$17,242
$75k - $110k
$19,765
$110k+
$23,533
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.
$35,160
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.
$35,160
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.
$12,720
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
88%
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.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,160
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.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,901
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,578
Students receiving state aid
68%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,200
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,901
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30,933
$30k - $48k
$29,482
$48k - $75k
$29,919
$75k - $110k
$27,396
$110k+
$23,628
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.
$41,535,928
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,753,328

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.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,680
Students receiving federal loans
75%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,517
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,644
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.
$20,797
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
I'm not going to lie, Bridgewater is expensive. However, the amount of scholarship money they are able to give away was the deciding factor for me to come here.
Heather from Crimora, VA
While Bridgewater is an expensive school, you will have many opportunities for scholarships to help you pay for school. The campus is flawless and people are amazing.
Kaleigh from Williamsburg, VA
Since it's a Liberal Arts College you'll get exactly what you want from it! There is a huge difference between a regular University and a Liberal Arts College. The education gained from Bridgewater will help you pursue and achieve a life beyond your expectations! There is no doubt that you could get any more from Bridgewater than you are given!
Jillian from Cornish, NH
Seems like I am paying a lot of tuition and nit completely sure what it all goes toward. There are a lot of fines that are punishments for disciplinary actions.
Brittney from Laurel, MD
Scholarships and loans make going here affordable.
Jessica from Partlow, VA

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