Who's Eligible?


To be eligible for grant aid at Bowdoin College, a student must:

  • Be a degree candidate enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half- time basis.
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the College through our institutional policies and procedures.
  • In addition, to qualify for any of the programs subsidized by the federal government, a student must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
  • A student is normally eligible for Bowdoin aid for a maximum of eight semesters. The College's Financial Aid Committee may award a ninth semester of aid based on its discretion.