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An investment with a lifetime of returns

Figure out the financial side of your college decision


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. 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees for Domestic Students

Tuition and Fees $53,790
Room and Board * $15,410
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,326
Personal Expense (estimate) $1,250
New Student Enrollment Fee** $250
Total *** $72,026

The cost of attendance for students who commute does not include room and board and is estimated at $61,430 for 2020-2021. The cost of attendance for students studying remotely will exclude transportation allowances. Summer costs are estimated to be the same as Spring. Individual costs for Summer 2021 will be dependent on housing choices and eligibility for free tuition.

* Room and board costs may vary based on actual accommodations and board plan selected. Room and board 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 enrollment fee.

*** All students are also assessed a student health insurance fee estimated to be $1,991. 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.

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:


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.

Work opportunities

Federal Work-Study awards help you gain new skills and pay your bills.

Financial Aid Resources

Quick College Estimator

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.

Net Price Calculator

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.

Important Dates

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 Financial Aid Deadline Tracker to keep you organized. 

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. 

Key Deadlines

Application Type Financial Aid Forms Due Award Notification Begins
Early Decision I November 15 Early January
Early Decision II January 7 Early February 
Regular Decision and Early Deferred  January 7 Late March
Transfer - Spring Admission November 1 Rolling
Transfer - Fall Admission April 1 Rolling
jennifer calnan
I view my financial aid as Bentley investing in me and my future. I hope to make the world a more equitable and honest place through my future career and to someday return the favor and help to invest in another young college student’s future.
Jennifer Calnan '19
Accounting Major


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