Finances and Funding

If you do not receive financial aid from Bates, you pay your program or university directly.  You do not pay the Bates single fee.  If you are enrolled with a tuition management system, contact them about temporarily suspending your participation.

If you receive Bates aid, the following web pages describe the financial aid process and policies with regard to off-campus study (NB: Domestic students must renew FAFSA and College Profile applications by May 1; international students must provide the necessary information by May 1)

We encourage all students, regardless of aid status, to look into outside grants, especially those offered by their study abroad program:

Bates Off-Campus Study Fee:  All students pay an off-campus study fee to Bates that is 7% of the single fee ($2498 per semester in 2019-2020).