Cost of Attendance
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 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 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.
2019–2020 Cost of Attendance
|Board (19-meal plan)*||$3,994||$7,988|
|Direct Costs Total||$35,855||$71,710|
|Books and Supplies||$420||$840|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$36,900||$73,800|
*Varies depending on board plan selected.
**Varies depending on student's permanent residence.
Travel between Bowdoin and home is generally part of your family's share of college costs. Many students use summer or on-campus earnings to pay for transportation.
The Office of Student Aid is happy to assist students in making a plan to pay for transportation. We encourage you to review our financial aid calendar and Dollars and Sense publication to get started.