Student Fees

The comprehensive fee includes costs for tuition, mandatory fees (student activities fee), room (flat rate) and board (the cost shown below is for the full 19-meal/week plan, but board costs may vary according to alternative plans selected). Travel costs are not shown and vary depending upon the student’s place of residence. The cost of attendance includes the comprehensive fee, plus estimates for books and personal expenses. Student aid determines need using the cost of attendance amount. Bowdoin is a need-blind, no-loan college, so all need-based aid is in the form of grants and scholarships. Most aid packages also include a work-study component, and, of all students enrolled on campus, almost 70% will work in a campus job during the year.

Comprehensive Fee

Academic Year Tuition  Fees  Room  Board  Comprehensive 
Fee 

Change 
2021-22 $57,776  $546  $7,630  $8,268  $74,220  3.5% 
2020-21 $55,822  $528  $7,372  $7,988  $71,710  0.0% 
2019-20 $55,822  $528  $7,372  $7,988  $71,710  4.5% 
2018-19 $53,418  $504  $6,868  $7,830  $68,620  4.0% 
2017-18 $51,344  $504  $6,604  $7,528  $65,980  3.9% 
2016-17 $49,416  $484  $6,356  $7,244  $63,500  3.5% 
2015-16 $47,744  $468  $6,142  $7,000  $61,354  3.0% 
2014-15 $46,354  $454  $5,964  $6,796  $59,568  3.0% 
2013-14 $45,004  $442  $5,790  $6,598  $57,834  3.0% 
2012-13 $43,676  $442  $5,620  $6,390  $56,128  3.0% 
2011-12 $42,386  $430  $5,454  $6,200  $54,470  3.0% 
2010-11 $41,150  $415  $5,295  $6,020  $52,880  3.9% 
2009-10 $39,605  $415  $5,085  $5,795  $50,900  4.8% 
2008-09 $37,790  $400  $4,850  $5,530  $48,570  5.0% 
2007-08 $35,990  $380  $4,620  $5,270  $46,260  5.3% 
2006-07 $34,280  $360  $4,300  $5,010  $43,950  5.5% 
2005-06 $32,650  $340  $3,900  $4,770  $41,660  5.0% 
2004-05 $30,944  $682  $3,623  $4,431  $39,680  5.0% 
2003-04 $29,470  $650  $3,450  $4,220  $37,790  5.0% 
2002-03 $28,070  $615  $3,230  $4,075  $35,990  5.0% 
2001-02 $26,700  $580  $3,095  $3,905  $34,280  5.0% 
2000-01 $25,345  $545  $2,990  $3,770  $32,650  3.7% 
1999-00 $24,435  $520  $2,890  $3,630  $31,475  4.3% 
1998-99 $23,395  $500  $2,790  $3,495  $30,180  4.0% 
1997-98 $22,460  $445  $2,720  $3,395  $29,020  4.5% 
1996-97 $21,410  $340  $2,670  $3,340  $27,760  4.8% 
1995-96 $20,230  $325  $2,645  $3,300  $26,500  5.0% 
1994-95 $19,030  $325  $2,620  $3,265  $25,240  4.5% 
1993-94 $17,975  $325  $2,605  $3,250  $24,155  4.1% 

Total Cost of Attendance

Notes: (1) The Total Cost of Attendance (COA) is the fee used by the Bowdoin Student Aid Office in determining financial need. (2) Personal Expenses do not include transportation.

Academic Year Comprehensive 
Fee 
Books & 
Supplies 
Personal 
Expenses 
Total Cost 
of Attendance 

Change 
2021-22 $74,220  $840  $1,250  $76,310  3.4% 
2020-21 $71,710  $840  $1,250  $73,800  0.0% 
2019-20 $71,710  $840  $1,250  $73,800  4.4% 
2018-19 $68,620  $840  $1,250  $70,710  3.9% 
2017-18 $65,980  $840  $1,250  $68,070  3.8% 
2016-17 $63,500  $840  $1,250  $65,590  3.4% 
2015-16 $61,354  $836  $1,250  $63,440  2.9% 
2014-15 $59,568  $832  $1,250  $61,650  2.9% 
2013-14 $57,834  $816  $1,250  $59,900  2.9% 
2012-13 $56,128  $822  $1,250  $58,200  2.9% 
2011-12 $54,470  $820  $1,250  $56,540  2.9% 
2010-11 $52,880  $820  $1,250  $54,950  3.9% 
2009-10 $50,900  $800  $1,200  $52,900  4.6% 
2008-09 $48,570  $800  $1,200  $50,570  4.8% 
2007-08 $46,260  $800  $1,200  $48,260  5.0% 
2006-07 $43,950  $800  $1,200  $45,950  5.0% 
2005-06 $41,660  $890  $1,200  $43,750  4.8% 
2004-05 $39,680  $880  $1,190  $41,750  4.9% 
2003-04 $37,790  $850  $1,160  $39,800  4.7% 
2002-03 $35,990  $850  $1,160  $38,000  4.8% 
2001-02 $34,280  $830  $1,140  $36,250  4.9% 
2000-01 $32,650  $800  $1,100  $34,550  3.8% 
1999-00 $31,475  $750  $1,075  $33,300  4.2% 
1998-99 $30,180  $720  $1,050  $31,950  4.1% 
1997-98 $29,020  $680  $1,000  $30,700  4.4% 
1996-97 $27,760  $650  $990  $29,400  4.6% 
1995-96 $26,500  $650  $950  $28,100  5.0% 
1994-95 $25,240  $630  $880  $26,750  4.3% 
1993-94 $24,155  $620  $875  $25,650  4.1%