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Value, Safety and a Commitment to your Student's Success

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You want the best for your student. So do we. See what Bay Path offers:


Bay Path is the safest college in Massachusetts and the 3rd safest in the USA (, 2024).  Bay Path public safety officers patrol campus daily, respond to emergencies, and are connected to the local police and fire departments. Bay Path residence halls and classroom buildings are secured around the clock with electronic ID access. Bay Path students receive safety alerts and emergency information immediately through the One Bay Path app. 


We work hard to keep costs down and offer value for money. Bay Path's 'sticker price' tuition and board for the 2024-2025 academic year total $51,554 for resident students. But when you deduct scholarships, grants, and other financial aid, most students pay around $12,000 a year—making a private college education as affordable as going to a state university. And Bay Path has eliminated extra fees—your student won't pay extra for laundry, the fitness center, or textbooks.

For your and your student's investment, the rewards are huge:

  • The strength of our academic programs.  We work to educate and inspire future learners and leaders and prepare our students to find employment and gain professional qualifications.
  • Our Faculty truly cares about your well-being and your success. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors, leading to research and networking opportunities. In fact, 80% of our classes enroll fewer than 20 students.
  • Our career-focused degrees and paid internships will set you up for future success. 100% of students complete a relevant internship
  • Wrap-around student support services and a dedicated Student Success Center, with Advising and Career Guidance advice before the first semester
  • Health and wellness resources on campus
  • Accelerated degree options, the ability to take graduate school courses as an undergraduate for undergraduate tuition, and the possibility of progressing seamlessly to related graduate degrees at our Graduate School all offer huge cost and time savings.

Benefits of a women's only college

Bay Path is a proud historically women's only college.  Studies show that graduates of women’s colleges were more likely than any other women graduates to develop skills employers seek, be involved, and feel prepared for life after college, whether in the workforce or continuing with professional or graduate school education. Students at women's colleges benefit from safe campus environments and the opportunity to develop leadership and creative problem-solving in a supportive community.  Bay Path's WELL Program (We Empower Leaders and Learners) is unique.  Its focus is to help students identify their purpose and passions and realize their potential as future leaders.

Admissions Requirements and how to apply 

We are Test Optional for all programs other than the direct-entry Physician Assistant program and the Honors programs, which means that Bay Path does not require an ACT or SAT score or application essays, but students are welcome to submit them if they wish.  Students with a 2.0 GPA just need to apply - either through the University Application Form or through the Common App - and send us their transcript. We are a community that values diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from any qualified student who was born female or who identifies as a woman.

Application process

Once we receive the application and transcript, we will make a decision within two weeks and communicate it to the student. Accepted students are invited to an Accepted Student Day in the spring and to an Orientation Day in the summer. In order to secure their spot, accepted students need to pay an enrollment deposit ($200 for commuters and $300 for residents) and complete an Intent to Enroll Form.

Financial Aid and Free Tuition Plan

Students who need financial aid MUST complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Dependent students must invite their parents to contribute to their form, which requires parents to provide information about their income.

The University will receive the student's information directly from the Department of Education. It will use this information to determine if the student is eligible for scholarshipsgrants, federal student loans, and federal work-study to help finance their Bay Path University education.  

Once you complete the FAFSA, Bay Path will be able to help determine the greatest financial aid your student is eligible for.  First-year, first-time, traditional students who qualify for a (government) Pell Grant and have a GPA over 3.0 will receive free tuition to Bay Path University.

Don't forget to encourage your student to research and apply for local and national outside scholarships! Bay Path University also offers a full tuition Signature Scholarship each year.  This is a competition that requires students to respond to an essay prompt, usually by the end of December, and attend a day of activities on campus in February.

The Bay Path University school code, 002122, needs to be included on the FAFSA. Bay Path's Student Financial Services is here to help you and your student throughout the process. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Student Financial Services can be reached at 413.565.1256 or

Paying the Deposit and Tuition

The deposit can be paid online with PayPal or by check. Tuition bills are sent out in the summer. Click on these links to find helpful information on tuition, payment plans, and financing options. Families can work with Student Financial Services (email: to set up a payment plan.