Cost of Attendance

No matter your family's economic situation, this is a big investment.

The cost of attendance is made up of both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those that show up on the billing statement from Bowdoin; these generally include tuition, fees, room, and board. Indirect costs are the estimated expenses that do not appear on the bill, and it's just as important for students to budget for these. Examples may include books and supplies, personal expenses, and travel.

Bowdoin meets every student's demonstrated need with grants and campus employment. We offer two different calculators to help you estimate your family's share of the cost to attend Bowdoin. Every student's situation is different, and we encourage you to reach out at any time with questions.

2018–2019 Cost of Attendance

Semester Academic Year
Direct Costs
Tuition $26,709 $53,418
Fees $252 $504
Room $3,434 $6,868
Board (19-meal plan)* $3,915 $7,830
Direct Costs Total $34,310 $68,620
Indirect Costs
Books and Supplies $420 $840
Personal Expenses $625 $1,250
Travel** varies varies
Total Cost of Attendance $35,355 $70,710












 *Varies depending on board plan selected.
**Varies depending on student's permanent residence.