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First-Year Students Financial Guide

The up-front cost of tuition, room and board, and fees—the “sticker price”—can be overwhelming. But at Gordon, 99% of students receive financial aid—meaning hardly anyone pays that amount! We’re breaking down the big numbers so you can see what the average first-year student pays to attend Gordon. Financial aid packages may be comprised of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study, and are based on a variety of factors (so keep in mind that your individual award could be above or below average, depending on your situation). 

THE INVESTMENT prices based on 2020–21 academic year
Tuition + Fees: $39,230
Room + Board: $11,420
Average First-Year Financial Aid –$30,000
Average Total Expense: $20,650

Learn why Gordon is an affordable investment ➔

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Break down the Cost

Slice up the payment pie and learn what portion of the total cost is actually payable by you.



Together, merit-based scholarships and need-based grants can reduce costs by up to $148,000 over four years. Both are gift money that does not need to be repaid.



Loans, Federal Work-Study and other on- or off-campus employment opportunities can help fill the gap between your financial aid package and cost of attendance. 


What's next?


Apply for Admission 
You’ll receive a decision and notice of any merit-based scholarships within two weeks of completing your application requirements. Apply to Gordon ➔


Visit Gordon
The best way to get to know Gordon is to see it for yourself during an open house event or personalized visit. Visit campus ➔


Complete the FAFSA after October 1
Gordon’s school code is 002153. Apply for aid ➔


Reserve your spot
Send in your $250 enrollment deposit by May 1. Send in your deposit ➔

Abby Millard

Gordon was able to offer me financial aid that was quite competitive with the larger, second choice school that I was considering. More importantly, the financial aid counselors sought individual conversations with my family and me, and were willing to adjust my award based on our personal financial situation. Ultimately, the financial aid that Gordon offered made it possible for me to come here when my decision was down to the wire.
Abigail Millard ’19 
International affairs
Weathersfield, VT