Financial aid and special funding help make a Bread Loaf education affordable.

Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. Grants do not need to be repaid. Aid is awarded on the basis of financial need and scholastic achievement on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also on-campus student jobs available in Vermont.

Student Aid

New and returning students who wish to be considered for financial aid offered through Middlebury College must complete a Bread Loaf Financial Aid Form. Aid funds are limited, so we encourage you to apply early. The aid application form for the upcoming session is generally available beginning in mid-October. Offers are made through Middlebury’s Office of Student Financial Services. They will be your contact throughout the financial aid application process and can help you with any questions you have about your aid application or the timing of your aid decision.

Completed applications for financial aid should be submitted as early as possible.

Financial Aid will be awarded to students in two main blocks, depending on the completion of your Bread Loaf enrollment.

  • To receive an aid decision by February 18, 2022: new students will need to complete their Bread Loaf applications by January 25, 2022; returning students will need to submit their re-enrollment forms by February 7, 2022.
  • To receive an aid decision by April 22, 2022: new students will need to complete their Bread Loaf applications by March 15, 2022; returning students will need to submit their re-enrollment forms by March 28, 2022.
  • Anyone who is enrolled after March 31, 2022 will receive a decision on a rolling basis.

Bread Loaf will review and award special fellowships and scholarships across two periods following the February 18 and April 22 aid awarding dates. For best access to financial aid and special funding, apply and enroll early.

Student Loans

Find information about loans for which graduate students may apply:

Special Funding

Read about special fellowships and scholarships.