Understanding Bates' Financial Aid Information
Your financial aid, including scholarships and grants, will be determined by your need. The information available on this page will tell you what you can expect to obtain at Bates based on income and any other factor you may need to consider.
What Amount of Financial Aid is Available?
Bates College's normal financial aid plan for newly arriving first year students is $44,493. About 43.0% of first year students receive financial aid, most of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.
Loans are a part of financial aid offers, but the only true college discount is a grant or scholarship that you don't need to repay.
We feel that loan debt ought to be considered to be an "outcome" and not "aid". Learn more about student loan debt at Bates.
How Much is Offered in Grants & Scholarships?
The numbers below apply to scholarships and grants mainly provided by Bates College.
43.0% of new students (210 total) were awarded scholarships at Bates College, averaging $36,795 a piece. This ranks in the top 20th percentile of all schools nationwide.As well as scholarships, 9.0% of first year students (45 total) got a federal grant, for about $4,590 per person.
The graph below shows the usual amount of grand and scholarship aid distributed to all freshmen.
Grants are usually based on need while scholarships are merit-based.
Financial Aid per Family Income
The following table displays scholarship and grant distributed by family income for first year receiving any form of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.
|Income Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||19.1%||$27,110|
Title IV aid includes loans, grants, or work study given from the government generally based on need. Learn more here.
$37,942 is the Standard Amount an Undergrad Receives in Grants or Scholarships
Of the 1,773 undergrads at Bates College around 46.0% (809 in total) obtain some kind of grant aid. The standard amount given was $37,942.
Financial Aid Links from Bates College
|Financial Aid Department Website||www.bates.edu/financial-services/|
|Net Price Calculator||https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/bates|