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 17, 2023: new students will need to complete their Bread Loaf applications by January 25, 2023; returning students will need to submit their re-enrollment forms by February 8, 2023.
  • To receive an aid decision by April 21, 2023: new students will need to complete their Bread Loaf applications by March 15, 2023; returning students will need to submit their re-enrollment forms by March 29, 2023.
  • Anyone who is enrolled after March 31, 2023 will receive a decision on a rolling basis.

Bread Loaf will review and award special fellowships and scholarships across two periods following the February 17 and April 21 aid awarding dates. For best access to financial aid and special funding, apply and enroll early.

Special Funding

Read about special fellowships and scholarships.

Payment Options

In addition to need-based grants, special funding, and on-campus jobs on the Vermont campus, students can consider these options when determining how to fund their Bread Loaf education: