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Can You Afford Bennington College?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Bennington’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $29,142 and $78,764

Feeling a little stressed about paying $78,764 to attend Bennington College each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for Vermont students, 91.9% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $34,712. Students from low-income families receive an average of $49,622 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$58,124
+ Room and board$16,840
+ Other expenses$3,800
Total cost$78,764
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$78,764
- Grants and scholarships$34,712
Net price$44,052
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$78,764
- Grants and scholarships$49,622
Net price$29,142
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Bennington.

Projected Costs Between $146,605 and $490,778 For a Four Year Degree. Between $68,562 and $236,998 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend Bennington in 2020 - 2021 was $78,764. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.5% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $84,341 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $93,457 for a bachelor degree candidate ($87,276 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $355,388 over the course of four years ($171,618 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Bennington College

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*6.8%3.5%
Freshman year$33,172$50,266$84,341
Senior year$35,391$53,694$87,276
Total 2-year net price$68,562$103,959$171,618
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$26,120$39,605$65,380
Total monthly payment$789$1,196$1,975
Total amount paid$94,682$143,564$236,998
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*6.8%3.5%
Freshman year$33,172$50,266$84,341
Senior year$40,284$61,267$93,457
Total 4-year net price$146,605$222,582$355,388
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$55,851$84,796$135,390
Total monthly payment$1,687$2,561$4,090
Total amount paid$202,457$307,378$490,778

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