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Bennington College
Bennington, VT
TUITION AND EXPENSES
Cost of Attendance $69,440
Tuition and Fees $50,570
Room and Board $14,520
 
Books and Supplies $1,000
Other Expenses $3,350
Payment Plans Credit card, installment plan
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office
E-mail  
Web Site Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
 
Application Process
Application Deadline Priority deadline January 15
Final deadline February 15
Award Notification On or about March 26
Method for Awarding Institutional Aid Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003682
Free
Institution's own form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
State Aid Form  
Business/Farm Supplement  
PROFILE OF 2015-16 FINANCIAL AID
Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants 192 (89.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Need 142 (74.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 142 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 32 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 84%
Average Award $39,982
  Need-Based Gift Received by 142 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,264
  Need-Based
  Self-Help
Received by 127 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,157
  Merit-Based Gift Received by 12 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift 50 (23.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,285
 
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants 650 (95.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Need 423 (65.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 423 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 59 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 79%
Average Award $38,260
  Need-Based Gift Received by 417 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,968
  Need-Based
  Self-Help
Received by 376 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,371
  Merit-Based Gift Received by 32 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift 145 (21.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,098
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Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans 74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates $28,263
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans
  Parents of Students Receiving Aid 10.0%
  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, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Minority scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/ Achievement Award Areas Not reported
  Number of Awards 146
  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)
 
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Employment
Work-Study Programs Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,713