Office of Student Accounts
About the Bard Budget Plan
The Bard Budget Plan allows student account payments for tuition, room, board, health insurance, and required fees to be made in 10 installments from June through the following March. The plan participant receives a statement each month. In order to maintain enrollment in the BBP, a participant's account must be kept current each month.
The BBP is an alternative payment system. No tuition insurance, life insurance, or benefits are included.
A $50 annual application fee covers administration of the plan, and is due by May 22. This once-a-year, nonrefundable fee must accompany the application; it is not reflected in the installment amount. For applications submitted in June or thereafter, the fee is $65. Budget Plan applications will not be processed if the fee does not accompany the application.
How to Enroll
This page contains a Budget Plan worksheet and application that is used to determine the monthly payment. Use the semester charges given in the schedule of allowable expenses and the approved
financial aid awards to complete the worksheet.
If a student plans to use a scholarship or grant that is not listed in a Bard College financial aid awards letter, a letter of intent from the scholarship's sponsor must accompany the application.
Please remember that a participant who enrolls in the plan late, that is, during the month of June or thereafter, must submit a $65 application fee, any letters of intent, and the monthly installments that are due for payment.Please Note:
The completed application must be signed and mailed to the Office of Student Accounts along with the application fee. Online submission is not available and faxed applications cannot be processed.
Terms and Conditions Payment Terms
BBP payments are due by the date appearing on each monthly statement. All amounts billed on the student's current account statement that are not covered by the BBP or financial aid are also due and payable by the date appearing on the statement. The first BBP payment is due by June 19. Enrollments after May 29 will be accepted if an initial payment equal to the amount required to cover all missed payments is made at the time the application is filed. (i.e. Applications submitted in June must include payment for the June installment.) VIEW MORE >>
Charges Not Financed through BBP
The following charges cannot be financed through the BBP. The annual deposit is due by May 1. The Language and Thinking Workshop meal charge, transfer orientation fee, security deposit, and ID card fee should be paid separately, along with the June installment. The Citizen Science Workshop meal charge and materials fee should be paid separately, along with the November installment.
|Annual deposit: ||$500 |
|New students' fees, as follows: || |
|Language and Thinking Workshop meal charge: ||$694 |
|Citizen Science Workshop meal charge: ||$694 |
|Citizen Science materials fee: ||$40 |
|Transfer orientation fee: ||$100 |
|Security deposit: ||$225 |
|ID card fee: ||$5 |
Students' accounts must be current and financially cleared prior to scheduled registration, room draw, and start-of-term dates. The financial clearance dates are noted on statements and letters sent both to parents or guardians and
to students prior to the scheduled events. Accounts not financially cleared prior to these dates are subject to financial holds and late charges. We encourage you to call the Office of Student Accounts in advance of these dates to verify the financial clearance status of the account, in order to avoid unexpected complications.
Payment Due Dates Bard Budget Plan Payment Due Dates 2015–16 Academic Year
Monthly installment payments are due by the dates noted below:
|For the Fall 2015 Semester: ||For the Spring 2016 Semester: |
|June 19 |
|November 20, 2015 |
December 18, 2015
January 20, 2016
February 19, 2016
March 18, 2016