How Much of Bowdoin's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?
How much will you pay to attend Bowdoin College? Below you can review how much of your expenses at Bowdoin the GI Bill® will cover.
Do I Really Need to do Research About the G.I. Bill®?
Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at Bowdoin is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!
Veterans Typically Attend Bowdoin College for no More Than $38,773
If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Bowdoin College should not be more than $38,773.
|Veteran Sticker Price||$73,800|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits||$35,027|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$38,773|
Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Bowdoin College will not be fully covered. Bowdoin College charges $56,350 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.
|Veteran Tuition And Fees||$56,350|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*||$20,235|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$36,115|
|*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.|
Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations
If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Bowdoin College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.
Bowdoin College awarded a total of $65,004 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 9 veterans for an average award of $7,223 ($14,445 after government matching).
The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Bowdoin College. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.
|Degree Level||Division or School||Max Number of Students||Max Contribution (after matching)||Tuition After Max Contribution|
Questions to Ask the Admissions Department
- Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?
Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap
With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,090, Bowdoin College falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.
|Below Cap for State Residents?||$1,090 per credit|
|Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?||$1,090 per credit|
Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered
After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Bowdoin College thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $2,818. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$16,610|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$2,818|
Your Books and Supplies are Likely Covered
Your book stipend of $1000 more than covers what Bowdoin College estimates your expenses to be ($840).
|Total In Your Pocket||$160|
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