Tuition and Fees

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College Charges

Fees for the 2015–2016 academic year are listed below. Books, personal expenses and travel are not direct charges to the student’s bill each semester; the student must budget for such items on his/her own. See estimated expenses for books, supplies and personal expenses below.  For planning purposes, students and parents should anticipate an increase in tuition and other charges each year to reflect program changes and other cost increases experienced by the College.

By Semester  Academic Year
Tuition $23,872 $47,744
Housing $3,071 $6,142
Board (19-meal plan)* $3,500 $7,000
Student Activities Fee $234 $468

Subtotal**
$30,677 $61,354
Books (yearly estimate) $418 $836
Personal Expenses (yearly estimate) $625 $1250
Travel*** varies  varies

Total Estimated Expenses
$31,720 $63,440

*Varies depending upon board plan selected.
**These charges reflect "billed charges" by the College per semester/year; grants/scholarships and any loan resources reduce billed charges.
***Varies depending on student's permanent residence.

Other Expenses

  • Bowdoin provides need-based financial aid to students wishing to study off-campus. The College assesses a fee for participation in off-campus study programs for Bowdoin degree credit. The fee for 2015-2016 is $1,000 per program. More information about off-campus study financial aid can be found here.

The Bursar's Office is responsible for the tuition and fees payment. They have various payment plans to help best meet your needs. For more information on the billing process, click here.