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 $34,774 as of the 2015-16 academic year. Bard has a need-aware admission policy.
Bard College Fees 2015-16
Visit the Office of Student Accounts online to learn more about
|First-Year Students |
|Returning Resident |
|Returning Off-Campus |
tuition, fees, billing, and payment.
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.
Click here for more information regarding interest rates, origination fees, loan disbursement and processing.