Tuition & Financial Aid
Please keep in mind that Bucknell's comprehensive fee does not necessarily provide an accurate picture of the cost to you or your family. If you qualify for financial aid, it is possible that the amount you would owe Bucknell for a semester may be close to the same amount as at colleges and universities with lower total fees. If you feel you need assistance, apply for financial aid. We consider each family's situation and re-evaluate cases annually.
For students entering 2013-14, the estimated comprehensive fee is:
- $46,646 for tuition
- $11,258 for basic room and board (your costs may be higher depending upon your selections)
- $256 for student activity fees
- Total: $58,160
Visit our Net Price Calculator to get an idea of how much it may cost for a Bucknell education if you should be admitted as a first-year student.
We're here to help you.
A wide range of financial aid and financing options is available. These include scholarships, grants, loans and student employment. We encourage you not to focus on the "sticker price" for fees for any college or university. We offer aid packages ranging from $50,000 to $1,000 to anywhere in between.
- Office of Financial Aid
- Financial Aid brochure
- Apply for Aid
- About 50 percent of students receive financial aid from Bucknell, and 62 percent receive financial aid of some form.
- The average total need-based aid package for a student in the Class of 2016 who demonstrates financial need is about $28,000, which includes grants and scholarships, loans and work study.
- The average total federal student loan indebtedness upon graduation, for those who took out federal loans, is about $21,000.
It's Worth It
- Nine months after graduation, 94 percent of the Class of 2012 reporting being employed, in graduate school or volunteering. View the annual Postgraduate Report of Activity.
- For the Class of 2011, the mean salary was $48,556.
- According to the PayScale College Salary Survey, Bucknell ranks #10 among liberal arts colleges for alumni mid-career salary
- More than 99 percent of Bucknell's students repay their federal student loans on time. Far better than the national average, this rate reflects our graduate's ability to meet their financial responsibilities and Bucknell's commitment to encouraging families to limit their student loan debt. (Source: U.S. Department of Education FY 2009 three-year default rates for borrowers whose loans entered repayment between Oct. 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, 2009)
If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 570-577-1331 via email at email@example.com.