Office of Financial Aid

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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, for Bard scholarships and loans. The average Bard Scholarship is $37,906 as of the 2017-2018 academic year. Bard has a need-aware admission policy.
$48 million Bard aid given
in 2017–18
66% of students
receive Bard aid
Half average portion
covered by Bard aid
$37,906 average
Bard scholarship
$32,786 average annual cost
before outside aid

Bard College Fees 2019-20

First-Year Students
Returning Resident
Returning Off-Campus
Visit the Office of Student Accounts online to learn more about tuition, fees, billing, and payment.

Graduate Students

Prospective and current graduate students should submit 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.

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.

Contacting Bard Financial Aid

Bard College
Office of Financial Aid

PO Box 5000 (30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Location: Physical Plant, Rm 108
Phone: 845-758-7526 or 845-758-7525 Fax: 845-758-7336
E-mail Undergraduate: 
E-mail Graduate: