Tuition (yearly) $63,802
Housing & Meals (yearly) $18,640
Mixed Fees (yearly) $842
Enrollment Fee $500
Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.
Students study astronomy at Bennington for a wide variety of reasons: some are planning careers as professional astronomers, some view it as an important supporting area for another primary area of study, and still others study it as part of the broad, liberal arts education that all Bennington students pursue. As such, students with plans in astronomy can follow many different paths.
Astronomy students interested in research work in astronomy study a wide variety of topics, from planetary atmospheres to stellar structure and evolution to galactic evolution and cosmology. Integral to most plans in astronomy is studying physics. Students often take a wide variety of physics classes to support their astronomical education. Further supporting this work is coursework in mathematics and computer science.
At Bennington, you design your own course of study and work, taking full advantage of the College’s resources both inside and outside the classroom. This process goes beyond the bounds of a traditional major. You identify one or more areas of interest that spark your intellectual curiosity and provide a foundation for your academic work and fieldwork, and you pursue that work with ongoing guidance from your faculty. This is your Plan.
Grants & Scholarships
At Bennington, grant resources include the Bennington Grant, federal Pell and SEOG, and various state grants. Bennington offers a $20,000 annual scholarship to all Vermonters regardless of need.
State or Local Grant
State or Local Scholarship
Veteran Educational Assistance Program
Post 9-11 GI Bill
Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
State or Local Military Assistance
Loans come in many different forms. Federal student loans may be offered as part of an undergraduate aid award in amounts of $5,500 to $12,500 annually. Federal PLUS loans are available to parents. In some circumstances students may apply for a private alternative loan, but they will typically need a co-signer to qualify.
Federal Subsidized Loan
Federal Unsubsidized Loan
State or Local Loan
Parent PLUS Loan
- Professional, scientific, and technical services
- Educational services; state, local, and private