Students admitted to Bowdoin through Early Decision are expected to enroll, assuming that the financial aid package is appropriate.
ED admitted students who have demonstrated financial need will receive a financial aid package. The same need-based aid formula is used for all applicants, regardless of whether they are applying under Early or Regular Decision. Students are notified of the amount of their awards when they are accepted.
All ED candidates applying for aid should submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and all documents requested on their Financial Aid Checklist, which is available in the Application Portal after applying.
For further instructions on filing for financial aid, please visit the student aid website.