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Bennington College Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Bennington, VT

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$79,974
Tuition and Fees
$58,124
Room and Board
$16,840
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$3,350
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 3
Award Notification
On or about March 27
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003682
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
191 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
154 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
143 (92.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
39 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$47,458
Need-Based Gift
Received by 143 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,614
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 123 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,031
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 15 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
42 (21.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,211

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
672 (96.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
476 (70.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
436 (91.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
69 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$45,551
Need-Based Gift
Received by 436 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,440
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 382 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,121
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 40 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
224 (32.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,277

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,443
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
138
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,136

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