Financial Aid and ScholarshipsBard CEP offers financial assistance in the form of fellowships, project assistantships, campus employment, and student loans. Financial aid is awarded each year on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and available funding. Awards are made without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, marital status, religion, ethnic or national origin, or handicapping conditions. Financial aid awards are not automatically renewed. Students wishing to reapply for fellowships and loans should submit their materials according to the deadlines for returning students below.
Dates and DeadlinesJanuary 31 - Early Applicant Deadline for Financial Aid
March 15 - Regular Applicant Deadline for Financial Aid
May 15 - Final Deadline for Financial Aid
Please note: Fellowships and campus employment will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis after the March 15th.
May 1 - Deadline for Second Year Students to Apply for Financial Aid
Bard CEP ScholarshipsFellowships and Other Assistance:
Please request details on any of these scholarships from Caitlin O'Donnell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Riverkeeper Scholar
- CEP Fellowships
- Environmental Consortium Scholarships
- Peace Corps Fellowship
- Rachel Carson and Wangari Maathai Scholarships
- Bard-AmeriCorps Fellowship
- Project Assistantships
- LIASE Scholar (For Students from China, Japan or Korea)
- ASC Scholarship
- C2C Fellowship
- C2C Scholar
- City year "Give-A-Year" Fellowships
- Nancy Matthews '64 Internship Fund
- **Please Read: Combining Scholarships
Applying for Financial Aid for U.S. CitizensAll incoming and returning students who are U.S. citizens seeking financial aid should complete the FAFSA form, available online at fafsa.ed.gov, or by request from the Bard College Office of Financial Aid (845-758-7526). For incoming students, the FAFSA should be submitted by the admission deadline that applies to you (e.g., if you apply by the January 15 deadline, you should also submit your FAFSA by January 15). Students in default of a federal student loan or owing a refund on a federal grant are not eligible for federal financial aid. Financial Aid in the Second Year
Applying for Financial Aid for Non-U.S. CitizensInternational applicants are not eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. government, but may qualify for other sources of aid, including Bard CEP fellowships, assistantships, and campus employment. International applicants seeking financial aid should fill out the International Student Financial Aid Application and Certification of Finances, both available for download here.
- International Student Application for Financial Aid
- Certification of Finances (foreign nationals file in order to obtain a visa)
More information for international applicants can be found online here or by request from the Bard College Office of Financial Aid (845-758-7526).