Financial Assistance

Bradley University, by providing an outstanding private education, is one of the best investments and best values in American higher education today. When making decisions about college financing, consider not only how much you can afford, but, more importantly, how much you are willing to invest. The quality of the institution must be a top priority as you weigh all of your opportunities. A high-quality education is an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. At Bradley, you get distinguished, professionally active faculty; modern, complete facilities; comprehensive student services; diversified academic programs; and a valuable diploma backed by the reputation of a distinctive institution. You get more of the time and attention you need and deserve—and have paid for.

The Office of Financial Assistance views its relationship with students and parents as a partnership where we all share in the planning and managing of a Bradley education. We are committed to the belief that each family is unique and we strive to recognize individual needs and situations. We are committed to giving every qualified student the opportunity to afford the Bradley University experience. We pledge to do our very best to provide the amounts of assistance and programs needed to bring our costs within the reach of every family. Current and complete information concerning prices, sources of assistance, cost management options, policies, and application procedures is available at sfs.bradley.edu.

Cost of Attending Bradley

The total cost of attending Bradley is divided into two categories—direct and indirect costs.

Single Resident Student—Two Semesters

  • 2010–2011 Direct Costs

    • Tuition $25,150
    • Room & Meals $7,950*
    • Activity & Health Fee $274
  • *Double occupancy room. Other options incur different costs.

  • 2010–2011 Indirect Costs

    • In addition to the direct costs itemized above, students should expect to incur additional expenses of approximately $3,000 per year for books and supplies, clothing, laundry, recreation, transportation and other personal expenses. These costs are not paid directly to Bradley.
    • Students whose permanent residence is outside of Illinois will be given a larger transportation/travel allowance.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Financial assistance applicants must complete the following steps to be considered for all sources of state, federal, and Bradley sources of assistance. Please pay special attention to the March 1 deadline.

  • Freshman & Transfer Applicants

    1. Apply for admission to Bradley. Students must be accepted for admission before financial aid and scholarship decisions are made.
    2. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and March 1. (For Bradley-funded assistance, FAFSAs received by the processor after March 1 will be considered late and will be considered only if funds are available.)
  • Continuing Student Applicants

      File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and March 1. (For Bradley-funded assistance, FAFSA applications received by the processor after March 1 will be considered late and will only be considered if funds are available.)



This Catalog represents the University’s best effort to communicate information on academic programs, policies, rules, and regulations that were in effect at the time of its publication. Students should be aware that the University reserves the right to modify these programs, policies, rules, and regulations at any time within a student’s term of residence. The University’s policy is to provide notice of any such modifications sufficiently in advance of their implementation to ensure adjustments without undue inconvenience. Before pre-registering for any academic term, students should contact the administrative office of their academic department or college to verify the most current information.