Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, 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.
$18,685
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,420
$30k - $48k
$14,178
$48k - $75k
$19,069
$75k - $110k
$20,787
$110k+
$22,540
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.
$10,367
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.
$16,507
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.
$13,000
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,756
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.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,435
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,340
Students receiving state aid
66%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,955
Students receiving federal aid
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,435

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.
91%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,806
Students receiving federal loans
90%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,267
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,574
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.
$18,280
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$255

What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
Out of all the colleges I researched, Bridgewater State was one of the cheapest. It's only about $6,000 a year for commuter students who live in Massachusetts and $12,000 a year for commuter students who live out of state. Room and board is about $10,000 a year.
Alexandra from Weymouth, MA
BSU, compared to other state schools fall about right in the middle. The Tuition is only $940 for the year but fee's are what is expensive! Average cost per year is about $20,000.
Taylor from Bridgewatwer, MA
Overall, I think that BSU is a wonderful school.
Rachel from Taunton, MA
You definitely get what you are paying for. There is an academic achievement center where you can get help for any school work, a writing studio where you can get essays evaluated, and even an IT support if you are having any problems! They even have a career services office where you can go to find your major, find a career and get resume support. All of these resources are included in your fees, and are definitely worth your money!
Shannon from Norton, MA
This college is very reasonable when it comes to tuition, which was one of the main reasons why I chose this school. it provides the same education as would a school with a tuition of $50,000. I am still struggling with financial aid and paying the tuition, since I will be paying for college on my own and so any scholarships are a huge help.
Ashley from Seekonk, MA
There is lots to do on campus from sports, games, t.v. to clubs and organizations.
Sarah from weymouth, MA
Bridgewater State University is definitely growing in its academic superiority and co-curricular excellence. The campus itself is aesthetically beautiful and the new, state of the art Mathematics and Science building is something to brag about. With all of these features it still remains one of the lowest costing state schools in MA.
Gabriella from Taunton, MA
For me being an out-of-state student you would think that I am waisting a lot of money by going to an out-of-state state school, but I found that for my major I am paying the same amount if not less, then what I would be paying for a school in Maine with a different major, because the schools in Maine I was looking at don't offer what I wanted. I'm also getting a lot of bang for my buck because I feel that I am getting a great education and will be more successful with me degree from Bridgewater.
Breanna from Pittsfield, ME
Bridgewater State University is a state school, which makes it cheaper than a lot of schools and it really is an amazing school for the price. If you don't get much financial aid though, be prepared to pay quite a few thousands dollars when you graduate.
Nicole from Weymouth, MA