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Bentley University
Waltham, MA
TUITION AND EXPENSES
Cost of Attendance $63,290
Tuition and Fees $45,760
Room and Board $15,130
 
Books and Supplies $1,200
Other Expenses $1,200
Payment Plans Credit card, installment plan
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office
E-mail finaid@bentley.edu  
Web Site Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
 
Application Process
Application Deadline  
Award Notification On or about March 31
Method 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  
PROFILE OF 2015-16 FINANCIAL AID
Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants 618 (67.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Need 419 (67.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 419 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 171 (40.8%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 94%
Average Award $34,352
  Need-Based Gift Received by 414 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,336
  Need-Based
  Self-Help
Received by 403 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,550
  Merit-Based Gift Received by 88 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift 185 (20.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,801
 
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants 2,387 (58.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Need 1,764 (73.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 1,761 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 731 (41.5%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 93%
Average Award $35,525
  Need-Based Gift Received by 1,730 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,600
  Need-Based
  Self-Help
Received by 1,705 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,643
  Merit-Based Gift Received by 252 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift 853 (20.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,705
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Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans 56%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates $31,046
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans
  Parents of Students Receiving Aid 4.0%
  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, Federal Perkins 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, Athletic scholarships, Minority scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/ Achievement Award Areas Not reported
  Number of Awards 1,598
  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 24
  Top Areas (By
  Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
International Students, Members of Minorities
  Number of Awards 108
  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
$1,794