Determining Financial Need
Based on your financial aid application, Bard will determine what portion of your college costs will need to be covered by financial aid, and what amount you and your family are able to contribute. Awards at Bard College are made without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or handicapping conditions.
Your Financial Aid Package
Financial aid packages may contain scholarships and grants, loans, and work-study. The College strives to meet students’ financial need to the degree possible, but since funds are limited, not every student will receive assistance equal to his or her needs.
Rights and Responsibilities of Financial Aid Recipients
You have certain rights and responsibilities when you accept financial assistance. Consider the following as you apply for financial aid for the first time, and throughout your time at Bard.
Renewing Financial Aid
As you reapply for financial aid each year of your Bard education, be sure to remain in good academic standing and keep in mind certain considerations regarding academic withdrawals, leaves of absence, and changes in financial need.
Revising Financial Aid
Financial aid packages may be revised under some circumstances. For example, if your enrollment drops below full time, if you receive additional financial support, or if your family experiences a significant change in financial situation.
Financial Aid Disbursement
Financial aid awards generally span the full academic year and are credited to a student’s tuition account in two equal installments in the fall and spring, although there are notable exceptions.