Bard requires both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE registration forms; these forms are available at secondary schools and online. Please note that documents to verify income and family data on the FAFSA and the PROFILE are also required. Bard's code number for the FAFSA is 002671; Bard's code number for the PROFILE registration is 2037.
The FAFSA and PROFILE should be submitted no later than February 15. For detailed instructions on how to apply for financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid website at www.bard.edu/financialaid/applying.
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.
Admission to Bard is need-blind. Financial need is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scholarship Service of the College Board, and Bard College. Domestic and international students are eligible, based on need and merit, for Bard scholarships and loans. Approximately two-thirds of Bard students receive financial aid.
Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, musical ability, and academic achievement and promise. For domestic applicants, financial need is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scholarship Service of the College Board (CSS), and Bard College.