College is an investment, but it's not one you have to make alone.
In a 2020 analysis of four-year colleges, U.S. News & World Report called Bucknell one of the top 20 "colleges with the best return on investment."
Our Office of Financial Aid staff is here to help every step of the way. More than half of our students receive financial assistance. We'll help you understand all of your options and guide you through the process of applying for grants, loans and work-study opportunities.
Together we can explore all available aid options at Bucknell and help you on your way to becoming part of the Bucknell family.
Cost Breakdown for 2023-24
†Represents average total need-based package for a student who demonstrates financial need (Class of 2027 Admitted Student Data as of 08/14/23). The total need-based aid award can include a combination of Bucknell need-based grant funding, federal grants, state grants, federal work-study and a federal subsidized student loan. We evaluate income, untaxed income, assets and other family information from both the custodial and non-custodial parent to determine financial aid eligibility.
Detailed Cost Breakdown
Bucknell lists three costs of attendance. The first applies to students living in on-campus housing with a meal plan, the second applies to students living off campus in a building unaffiliated with the University, and the third applies to students living at home with their families and commuting to campus.
For the 2023-24 academic year, the total cost of attendance is listed below.