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Bentley University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Waltham, MA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,320
Tuition and Fees
$51,830
Room and Board
$16,960
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$1,230
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@bentley.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 7
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002124
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
682 (67.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
459 (67.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
456 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
134 (29.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$38,082
Need-Based Gift
Received by 447 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,669
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 432 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,325
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 76 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
308 (30.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,366

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,456 (59.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,794 (73.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,789 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
641 (35.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$39,159
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,764 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,395
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,709 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,490
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 253 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,024 (24.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,768

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$35,187
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,922
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
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
160
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
72
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,181

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