Current Students

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A Bard College financial aid package may be renewed annually as long as the proper forms are filed on time, the student or the student's family continues to demonstrate financial need, and the student remains in good academic standing. Please note that renewal applications for financial aid will not be processed until all required documents are received. See below for a list of forms and deadlines.

Requirements for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Bard requires that all students seeking financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This must be submitted in order to receive any type of financial assistance. More on FAFSA
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: All students requesting aid must fill out the College Scholarship Service (CSS)/Financial Aid PROFILE. This form must be submitted in order to receive any financial aid from Bard College. More about CSS

Supplemental Forms

  • Noncustodial Parent's PROFILE: Whether the parents of the applicant are divorced, separated, or were never married, the noncustodial parent will be expected to complete the Noncustodial Parent's PROFILE after the student has completed the CSS PROFILE. This form is typically required when an applicant applies for financial aid for the first time.
  • PLUS Loan Request Form (PDF) Download for PLUS Loan Request Form (PDF)

Verification Worksheets

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of those filing the FAFSA are selected by the federal processor to be verified; the Verification Worksheet must be submitted to confirm the size of the family's household and the number of students in college on at least a half-time basis. In addition, income must be verified for parent and student. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA or the IRS Tax Return Transcript are acceptable forms of income verification. When a financial aid offer is made, the documents required for submission will be noted in the student's award letter.

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: finaid@bard.edu 
E-mail Graduate: gradfinaid@bard.edu