Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Financial Aid

Through the administration of its financial aid program, Bard College seeks to assist students and families whose personal resources do not allow for total payment of the costs of attending a small private college. The College is committed to helping as many qualified candidates as its funds will allow; in recent years, approximately two-thirds of all students have received financial aid.

Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need and academic achievement and promise. Financial need is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scholarship Service of the College Board (CSS), and Bard College. In order to qualify for financial assistance, students must submit the appropriate forms annually. Forms and other materials are available in the fall and early winter of each year. It is important to meet the deadlines.

The Bard Admission Committee evaluates applications for admission without regard to financial need. International students may be eligible, based on need and merit, for Bard scholarships and loans. Awards are made without reference to ­ethnic or national origin, sex, age, marital status, or handicap. Types of available financial aid are summarized below. More detailed information can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or on the Bard College website at www.bard.edu/financialaid.