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Yes, I Can Afford ɫƵ

What does it cost to attend ɫƵ?

Three students hanging out in the giant red Adirondack chair by Rondileau Student Union. A circle of words above them says, "Yes, I Can."

We’re here to show you how to make attending college a reality.

  • Review the total cost to attend, but keep in mind that because 87% of our undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance, they do not pay the full amount. They pay less.
  • See the real-life examples of how need and merit-based aid can significantly lower the cost of attendance.
  • Learn how students may earn a complete return on their investment at ɫƵ in 27 months, according to The Wall Street Journal, which named Bridgewater a 2024 Best College in America based on return on investment.

Direct Cost of Attending

Tuition & Fees 2023-2024

For full-time students (12–17 credits per semester)
Massachusetts residents $11,389 per year
Out-of-state residents $17,529 per year

Room & Board

Average cost for students residing on campus $12,849 per year

The cost varies based on residence hall and meal plan.

Total Costs for Full-Time Students

  On Campus Commuter
Massachusetts resident $24,283 $11,389
Out-of-state resident $30,378 $17,529

Financing Your ɫƵ Education

The examples below of actual first-year dependent students show how scholarships and financial aid may lower your costs.

  Kelly Ryan Sarah
Tuition $11,389 in-state $17,529 out-of-state $11,389 in-state
Room & Board commuter $12,849 $12,849
GPA 3.09 3.76 4.52
Family income $60,000/year $135,000/year $175,000/year
Grants & Scholarships $12,389 $8,800  
Horace Mann Scholarship   $5,500  
Student Loan   $5,500 $5,500
Merit Scholarship     $11,000
NET COST $0 $11,078 $7,738

*Federal Direct Stafford Loans may have payments deferred based on student’s enrollment.


A row of ɫƵ graduates standing at Commencement at Gillette Stadium.

The Wall Street Journal calculates that ɫƵ graduates add an average of $24,750 to their salary because of attending Bridgewater, whereas the average net price of attending ɫƵ is only $14,071. As a result, ɫƵ graduates get a complete return on their investment in 27 months on average.

Is a ɫƵ degree worth it, you ask? We’ve always known the answer was yes, but now we can quantify it based on this ranking.


of undergraduates receive scholarships & financial aid


merit scholarships awarded to first-year students during the 2023-2024 academic year

Contact Us

Student Accounts Office

Boyden Hall, Room 107
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm