Housing & Meals $16,840
Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.
At Bennington, students work closely with faculty to design the content, structure, and sequence of their study and practice, taking advantage of the College's resources both inside and outside the classroom to pursue their work. As a result, internal sources of order come to replace external templates, and their education prepares them to direct their lives toward self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes—goals which are central to Bennington's founding vision.
Literature and writing at Bennington are grounded in the idea that good writers are by definition good readers. In small seminars centered on animated discussion, students are invited by a faculty of novelists, memoirists, poets, literary journalists, and translators to share a writer’s perspective on contemporary and classic works of literature. Students discover that the act of writing is a conversation with other writers, past and present; that analysis is artful and imaginative; that creative writing is rigorous and thoughtful. We aim to develop students’ aptitude for critical thinking, analytical reading, scholarly writing, literary translation, and creative writing by engaging them in the concentrated study of a broad range of literary works and styles from antiquity to the present.
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.
Other Federal Grant
State or Local Grant
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
Parent PLUS Loan
Post 9-11 GI Bill
Veteran - General
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services