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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Bowdoin is serious about its commitment to financial aid, and needs your help to keep the momentum building. Did you know that the College adopted a “no-loan” financial aid policy in 2008, so that students who receive need-based aid from Bowdoin do not have to pay it back?

Your gift to Financial Aid is paramount to the strong foundation of the Bowdoin experience for everyone. Almost half of today’s students receive grants from Bowdoin, and President Barry Mills declared fundraising for financial aid to be the single most important initiative at the College at the 2013 Scholarship Luncheon:

Still not sure what impact your gift will have? Look at the numbers:

  • $32.5 million: amount devoted to financial aid for 2013–2014 school year
  • 65-70%: students employed on campus during the academic year
  • 46.4% of the Class of 2017 receives financial aid
  • $36,600: average grant (for all enrolled students for 2013–2014)
  • $0: amount of loan in Bowdoin financial aid packages
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Current Overall Alumni Fund Results
Total Giving: $8,996,534.55
Total Donors: 10,418
Participation: 59.91%
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