Bard seeks to assist qualified students who might not be able to attend a private college because of the cost. In recent years, approximately two-thirds of all Bard students have received some form of assistance from the College and/or federal, state, and private programs. Domestic and international students are also eligible, based on need and merit, for Bard scholarships and loans. The average Bard Scholarship is $27,458. Bard has a need-blind admission policy, which means admission to the College is based on the applicant’s accomplishments and promise, not on his or her ability to pay.
Prospective and current graduate students should mail the FAFSA to the federal processor and indicate Bard College (code 002671) as one of the selected schools. For additional information regarding applications, scholarships, and grants, please visit the graduate program's website. Click here
for a complete list of Bard graduate programs.
Graduate students who need to borrow more than the maximum unsubsidized loan amounts—in order to meet education expenses not covered by other financial aid—may be eligible to receive a Direct Grad PLUS Loan. Interested students must fill out the Grad PLUS Request Form.