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MyinTuition: Bowdoin’s Fast, Free Tool to Help Students and Families Estimate College Costs Archives

Bowdoin College has introduced a fast, user-friendly and free tool to help families of prospective students gauge costs while factoring in financial aid.

MyinTuition lets users anonymously answer six quick financial questions, such as annual income and home ownership status. The tool then calculates an estimate of how much Bowdoin will cost.

“Bowdoin College is committed to affordability,” said Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Whitney Soule.

“In addition to eliminating the application fee for students who are first-generation to college or who are applying for aid, and our comprehensive financial aid packaging policies, we have added this calculator as an effective way to demonstrate our ability to support families with financial need.”

MyinTuition is designed to help dispel the misimpression that top-notch schools are unaffordable, a message Bowdoin strives to reinforce with the following:

MyinTuition helps Bowdoin dispel the misimpression that it is unaffordable to those in need.

  • Bowdoin meets 100% of demonstrated need with grant/scholarship assistance and a small work award.
  • Bowdoin’s standard financial aid packages do not include loans.
  • Approximately 47% of the Class of 2018 received grant assistance from Bowdoin. The average Bowdoin grant for the Class of 2018 is more than $40,000.

“Our goal with MyinTuition is to give families one more way to learn about our cost and estimate how much they would have to pay,” said Director of Student Aid Michael Bartini.

MyinTuition compliments the more detailed Net Price Calculator — both of which are available on Bowdoin’s Student Aid webpage.