Tuition and Fees

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College Charges

Fees for the 2016–2017 academic year are listed below. Books, personal expenses and travel are not direct charges to the student’s bill each semester; the student must budget for such items on his/her own. See estimated expenses for books, supplies and personal expenses below.  For planning purposes, students and parents should anticipate an increase in tuition and other charges each year to reflect program changes and other cost increases experienced by the College. More details may be found on the Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees page.

By Semester  Academic Year
Tuition $24,708 $49,416
Housing $3,178 $6,356
Board (19-meal plan)* $3,622 $7,244
Student Activities Fee $242 $484

Subtotal**
$31,750 $63,500
Books (yearly estimate) $420 $840
Personal Expenses (yearly estimate) $625 $1250
Travel*** varies  varies

Total Estimated Expenses
$32,795 $65,590

*Varies depending upon board plan selected.
**These charges reflect "billed charges" by the College per semester/year; grants/scholarships and any loan resources reduce billed charges.
***Varies depending on student's permanent residence.

Other Expenses

  • Bowdoin provides need-based financial aid to students wishing to study off-campus. The College assesses a fee for participation in off-campus study programs for Bowdoin degree credit. The fee for 2016-2017 is $1,000 per program. More information about off-campus study financial aid can be found on the website Paying for Off-Campus Study.

The Bursar's Office is responsible for the tuition and fees payment. They have various payment plans to help best meet your needs. For more information on the billing process, visit the Bursar's Office website.