RETURN ON INVESTMENT
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 73 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.
2023-2024 Cost of Attendance
|Tuition and Fees||$58,150|
|Housing and Food *||$19,200|
|Books and Supplies (estimate)||$1,300|
|Personal Expense (estimate)||$1,310|
|New Student Fee**||$250|
|Student Activity Fee||$460|
Total for First-Year Domestic
|International Student Fee||$200|
|Total First-Year International Students||$83,351|
The billed costs for domestic and international students are the same. Student health insurance is required, and other non billed (noted by “estimate”) costs are reasonable estimates.
* Housing and food costs may vary based on actual accommodations and board plan selected. Housing and food estimates for students living in an off-campus apartment (not with parents or a relative) may differ slightly than those estimated for on-campus housing.
**New first-year and transfer students are charged a one-time $250 new student fee.
*** All students are also assessed a student health insurance fee of $2,481, which is subject to change annually and will be updated prior to the start of the new academic year. 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.
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Types of Aid
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:
Financial Aid Resources
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.
The Net Price Calculator (NPC) is a useful tool that can help determine whether you are likely to qualify for need-based financial aid as an undergraduate student. You will answer questions about family income, taxes and assets and the calculator will provide estimates for "net price" and out-of-pocket expenses. However, actual grant and scholarship amounts may vary based on a review of your application by the Bentley Office of Financial Assistance. We encourage you to email your NPC results to you for future reference.
Keeping track of the deadlines for filing financial documents including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the CSS Profile can be a challenge. Download our helpful Financial Aid Deadline Tracker to keep you organized.
Helpful Financial Aid Links
All the financial aid need information you need in one location. We've compiled a list of helpful financial aid links to assist you with everything from locating important forms to valuable scholarship information.
Applying for Aid
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||Early January|
|Early Decision II||January 15||Early February|
|Regular Decision and Early Deferred||January 15||Late March|
|Transfer - Spring Admission||November 1||Rolling|
|Transfer - Fall Admission||April 1||Rolling|
Financial Aid By the Numbers
Aid to Undergraduate Students
of Financial Need Met with the Average First-Year Aid Package