Your college education is a big investment. That’s why we do everything possible to make it as affordable as possible for you and your family, and to provide the kind of return on investment you expect — and deserve.
The value of your education is one of our top priorities. We will work closely with you to identify every appropriate financial aid solution. In most cases, our financial aid program makes the cost of attending Bentley competitive with most private and public institutions — even with the in-state costs. More than 70 percent of Bentley students receive some kind of financial aid. Depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible for grants and scholarships, work opportunities, low-interest student loans or one of several alternative financing programs. Our personalized approach to financial aid has resulted in Bentley graduates defaulting at a rate of less than one percent on their student loans, compared to the national average of 11 percent.
2019-2020 Tuition and Fees for Domestic Students
|Room and Board *||$16,960|
|Books and Supplies (estimate)||$1,300|
|Personal Expense (estimate)||$1,230|
|New Student Enrollment Fee||$250|
The cost of attendance for students who commute does not include room and board and is estimated at $54,610 for 2019-2020.
* Room and board costs may vary based on actual accommodations and board plan selected.
** All students are also assessed a student health insurance fee estimated to be $1,919. The fee can be waived if you can demonstrate comparable coverage under your family plan. You will receive more information on the waiver process with your fall term bill.
If you are an international student, please see our Certificate of Financial Resources form for the cost of attendance.
Bentley offers a variety of sources for financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities. A financial aid package may include federal and state aid, but approximately 75 percent of financial aid awarded comes from Bentley grant and scholarship resources. Your financial aid package can include many different types of aid. Programs you may be eligible for include:
Based on academic merit, scholarship range from $5,000 to full tuition.
Based on need, grants are available from Bentley, the state and federal government.
Low-interest loans are offered through federal Stafford and Perkins programs.
Federal Work-Study awards help you gain new skills and pay your bills.
Based on answers to just six basic questions, this MyIntuition calculator creates a rough estimate of the cost of college for each individual student, including out-of-pocket expenses, available loans and work-study opportunities, and grant assistance.
This tool provides an in-depth analysis of the cost to attend a specific university and requires students or parents to answer questions about the parents’ income, taxes and assets.
You are eligible to apply for need-based aid if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In order to apply for financial aid, you must submit the required financial aid forms by the application deadline. Financial aid awards are made to admitted students according to the following schedule.
|Application Type||Financial Aid Forms Due||Award Notification Begins|
|Early Decision I||November 15||Late December|
|Early Decision II||January 7||Early February|
|Regular Decision and Early Deferred||January 7||April 1|
|Transfer - Spring Admission||November 1||Rolling|
|Transfer - Fall Admission||April 1||Rolling|
Aid to Undergraduate Students
of Financial Need Met with the Average First-Year Aid Package