What does it cost to attend Bridgewater State University?
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 more than 80% of our 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 BSU 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
Financing Your BSU Education
The examples below of actual first-year dependent students show how scholarships and financial aid may lower your costs.
|Tuition||$11,389 in-state||$17,529 out-of-state||$11,389 in-state|
|Room & Board||commuter||$12,849||$12,849|
|Grants & Scholarships||$12,389||$8,800|
|Horace Mann Scholarship||$5,500|
*Federal Direct Stafford Loans may have payments deferred based on student’s enrollment.
The Wall Street Journal calculates that BSU graduates add an average of $24,750 to their salary because of attending Bridgewater, whereas the average net price of attending BSU is only $14,071. As a result, BSU graduates get a complete return on their investment in 27 months on average.
Is a BSU 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 financial aid
merit scholarships awarded to first-year students during the 2023-2024 academic year