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Bowdoin College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$65,438 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,416 tuition
$14,698 on campus room & board
$840 books and supplies
$484 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$65,438 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,416 tuition
$14,698 on campus room & board
$840 books and supplies
$484 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,630 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
49% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($6,615 avg)
2% get state aid ($1,465 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($36,630 avg)
18% get loans ($7,550 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.17% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.17% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $38,552 49%
Federal Grant Aid $6,615 14%
Pell Grants $4,488 14%
Other Federal Grants $3,967 7%
Institution Grant Aid $36,630 49%
State Grant Aid $1,465 2%
Student Loans $7,550 18%
Federal Loans $5,844 18%
Other Loans $22,880 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Does Bowdoin College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $965
Out of State $965


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • KT
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 5
  • Marcela from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Bowdoin gives great financial aid using the same no-loans strategy as the Ivy's which makes it a great choice.

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