At Bowdoin, a family’s ability to pay is not a barrier to admission. We do all that we can to ensure that nothing stands between you and your potential success as a college student—starting with need-blind admissions.

We seek excellence of all types and believe in equal opportunity. Our policy is to meet the full calculated need of every student applying for student aid. Bowdoin's need-based system of awarding resources has many checks and balances, and it first requires that all families provide a complete and accurate picture of their financial circumstances. Our Student Aid team is prepared to assist you throughout the application process.