Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

Please note that the filing deadlines below also apply to Early Action, Immediate Decision, Bard Entrance Examination, and Early Decision candidates. Financial aid funds are limited; not every student who demonstrates financial need can be granted aid. Students who apply by the deadline receive first consideration for awards; late applications are considered in the order of receipt until all funds are committed.

Important Dates

December 15 Early Decision applicants must file CSS Profile by this date. Bard Entrance Examination, Early Action, or IDP applicants may submit CSS Profile by this date to receive an early decision financial aid estimate letter.
January Financial aid applications are available for the next academic year. If you do not receive the instructions by mid-February, contact the Financial Aid Office to obtain them.
January File the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms.
February 15  Deadline for new applicants to file CSS Profile (if applying for institutional scholarship) and FAFSA for fall entrance.  Early decision candidates for fall entrance should file CSS Profile by December 15 to receive financial aid estimate letter.
March 31  Deadline for returning students to file CSS Profile (if receive institutional scholarship; contact FAO if unsure if you are required to file the CSS Profile) and FAFSA for fall entrance.
April 1–15  Award letters are mailed to prospective students with completed and processed forms.
Early May  Award letters are mailed to all returning students with completed and processed forms.
May 1  Deadline for accepted students to respond to Admission and Financial Aid offices.
Mid-Late May  Deadline for returning students to respond to Financial Aid Office (or date listed on award letter).
Late May  Filing period for Federal Stafford Loan and PLUS Loan.
December 1 Deadline for students entering in the spring semester.

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: