The Cost of a Middlebury Education

We base financial aid decisions on the total cost of that education, broken down as follows for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Tuition:  $47,418

Room & Board:  $13,628

Student Activity Fee:  $410

Books: $1,000 - This is an estimate of your expenses for textbooks and supplies for the academic year. Your actual costs may differ depending on the courses you take and the availability of used books. You will need to bring money with you for your books when you first arrive at Middlebury.

Personal: $1,000 - This is an estimate of expenses for personal items, entertainment, and clothing for the academic year. It is a conservative estimate, which will require careful budgeting on your part. Most students choose to use the income from their campus jobs to provide these funds.

Travel: Variable - This figure represents our recognition that you will incur costs to get here in the Fall and to get back again in the Spring.  Students generally use a portion of their summer earnings to pay this expense.

Health Insurance: Please see information on the Student Financial Services website concerning requirements for student health insurance.

We understand that a Middlebury education represents a significant investment for any family and are committed to making Middlebury College affordable for all admitted undergraduate students. Middlebury College meets 100% of the demonstrated need of admitted students through financial aid and 44% of the student body receives financial aid.

General Financial Information

Includes all activities of Middlebury College: Undergraduate, C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad, Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS).


Fiscal Year

July 1 - June 30


Middlebury Undergraduate Comprehensive Fee


C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad Programs & Fees


Language School Programs & Fees


Bread Loaf School of English Programs & Fees


Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Programs & Fees


Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Tuition


Total Operating Budget

FY14:              $292 million
FY13:              $287 million


Market Value of Endowment

6/30/2012:       $862 million
6/30/2011:       $908 million

Stated in accordance with guidelines established by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Find more information on the endowment.