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

October Financial aid applications are available for the next academic year.
December 1 Early Decision applicants must file the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by this date. Bard Entrance Examination, Early Action, or IDP applicants may file by this date to receive an early notification of the financial aid estimate.
January File the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms.  Returning students: If you do not receive the instructions by early March, contact the Financial Aid Office to obtain them.
February 1 Deadline for new applicants to file CSS Profile (if applying for institutional scholarship) and FAFSA for fall entrance. 
March 1 Deadline for applications for Fall Transfer applicants.
March 31  Deadline for returning students to file CSS Profile and FAFSA for the next aid year. (If you are unsure which forms you need to file, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.)
mid-March  Award information made available to prospective students with completed and processed forms.
Early May  Award information made available 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 for aid to be processed in a timely manner.
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: