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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - [BFIT], BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MassachusettsLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  609Enrollment

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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One of the oldest technical colleges in New England, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology owes its history to Benjamin Franklin who in 1789 thought to help educate the people of Boston. The college however enrolled its first batch in 1908. 

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a private non-profit college in Boston. It is a four-year college with a well-heeled history built on tradition and innovation and has benefitted more than 85,000 students who wanted to pursue their studies in the USA

The five-year average job placement rate (full-time, in-field) is 85% in this institute and 93% of the students are receiving federal aid. The student’s participation in the Civic Responsibility Program offered by BFIT is 67%. Approximately USD 2.6 million students are provided with Financial Aid annually.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1908
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Institute TypePrivate; Non-profit
Campus SettingUrban
EndowmentUSD 4 Million
Total Student Enrollment525
Student-faculty Ratio13:1
Campus HousingAvailable
Annual Financial Aid Award2.6 million USD
Five-year avg. Placement Rate85%
AffiliationsNew England Association Of Schools And Colleges
Websitebfit.edu

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Campus

BFIT campus is located in 41 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116, United States, at the expressway near Boston’s South End; about two miles away from downtown.

It offers engagement with the students through co-curricular activities such as student organizations, sports teams, leadership, and civic engagement programs. The campus’s safety team and security team take care of all the precautions which are necessary for the security of the campus. 

BFIT offers facilities such as Laboratory, Office space, Library, Auditorium, High-ceilinged lobby, A college Store, Fire safety policy, Alcohol and drug policy, etc. 

Accommodation/ Housing Facilities

The campus offers hostel facilities for the students which makes them feel like home. There are in-campus residences that offer a bed space of around 1,200. There are separate housing available for both boys and girls with options of shared and single rooms available. 

Students are provided by various housing facilities some of which include various health care resources, Emergency Notification System, etc. 

Students can also opt for off-campus student housing options such as homestays, shared or rented apartments etc. that are in close proximity to the BFIT campus.

Programs/Courses offered at BFIT

The students of Benjamin Institute of Technology receive a solid grounding in academics and develop invaluable non-technical skills. It is structured to provide primary knowledge in various unique study areas. 

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers students with various undergraduate programs that include Bachelors and Associate degrees. A few of the courses offered at BFIT are:

  • Automotive Technology provides an associate in automotive technology. The department also offers a certificate program of one year.
  • Computer Technology provides four-degree programs as well as associate programs:
    • An associate degree in computer engineering technology.
    • An associate degree in computer technology
    • An associate and bachelor degree in health information technology.
  • Electrical Engineering provides a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.
  • Electrical Technology provides an associate degree in electrical technology and a certificate in practical electricity which offers a one-year certificate program.
  • Opticianry offers an associate degree.
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration is a nine-month certificate program.
  • Industrial and engineering technologies offer two-year academic degrees.

Application Process

Application: Students can apply online on the official website.

Application Fee: 50 USD

Application Deadline: For admissions at BFIT, students must complete their admission application by May 1 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the Spring semester.
Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form and payment of non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts/High school records/ Secondary school transcripts which must include the year of graduation, grades received in each course and exam results.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher/High school counselor
  • English proficiency scores
ExamsMinimum Required Scores
TOEFL500(PBT)
61(iBT)
IELTS5.5
iTEP3.6
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Declaration Form along with the bank statements with availability of an amount equal to 37,400 USD. 

Cost of Attendance

ExpensesFee (in USD)
Associate degree tuition fee (per Semester)8,475
Bachelor Tuition Fees (Per Semester)9,095
Audit (Per Credit)250 
Books And Supplies Fees (per year)1,000
Health Insurance(per year)1,891 for Fall Starts 
1,185 for Spring Starts
Technology Fee (per year)600
Transportation (per year)600
Room And Board Expenses19,800
Other Living Expenses2,000

Scholarships And Financial Aid

Every year, BFIT provides financial aid to 90% of the students to help every family so that they can afford BFIT education. Financial aid in the form of federal loans and grants, state financial aid, scholarships, etc. are offered to students.

However, international students at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology are not eligible for any of the federal or state financial aid. They can apply for various merit-based scholarships offered at the institute. 

BFIT offers four merit-based scholarships which include:

  • The Women in Technology Scholarship: Awarded to the female students who plan to enroll in an engineering program at BFIT and the award amount ranges from 1,000 USD- 4,000 USD per academic year.
  • The Franklin Assistance Grant: Awarded to students that demonstrate financial need and the award amount ranges from 500 USD to 5,000 USD per academic year.

International students can also apply for various outside international scholarships or education loans to finance their education in the USA. 

Alumni Network

BFIT offers its alumni with certain benefits. Some of which include:

  • Huge network one gets to explore and gets to build relationships a longer-term.
  • They are offered job placements and posting, career counseling.
  • Travel and Financial service benefits.

Some of the people who graduated from Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology are:

  • Charles Currie III – A professional technician
  • Christopher Mendes- Security Analyst at Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • David D. Gardner II- Repairman for hire.
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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population934
FAFSA Code002151
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$18,190 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$18,190

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$18,190 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$19,800 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,800 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,215 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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