Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Bowdoin.

Annual Cost



Food & Housing


Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment




Miscellaneous Personal Expenses


Required Fees


Health Insurance






Campus Employment


Student Summer Work Contribution


Student Savings


Parent Contribution


Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

Students can often use outside funding to reduce school year earnings expectations. The College will do everything possible to let the student benefit from awards received from outside sources before reducing their grant from the College. However, the student's total aid cannot exceed their annual Cost of Attendance (COA).

Policy on Health Insurance

Bowdoin requires all students to have health insurance. Students can waive the College Health Plan if covered by a family member or another plan. For students not covered by an outside plan, Bowdoin will cover the cost of health insurance if they receive grant aid from the College.

Policy on Travel Costs

As part of your comprehensive budget, and to help with your planning for non-billed costs, a travel estimate is included. The amount reflects an estimated allowance for three trips between home and Bowdoin during the academic year. This is not an exact amount, but rather an estimate assuming the most economical and efficient travel options. Travel expenses are generally covered by the student's summer and campus earnings.

Policy on Student Contribution

Bowdoin does not require students to contribute to their tuition. The only academic year contribution for students is student employment eligibility of $2,200 that can be used towards a student's personal expenses. This averages out to about five hours a week if one consistently works at this pace throughout the academic year.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in accordance with federal regulations and academic policies set by the College.

Other Details

Contact the Student Aid Office for more detailed answers to questions about our Student Aid policies or procedures by emailing [email protected] or calling (207) 725-3144.