Loan Processing

Bard College participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program.

Students eligible for federal aid will be packaged with the maximum direct loan eligibility. The student will need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. Click here to complete your MPN and Entrance Counseling online. Once the Financial Aid Office receives notification that you have completed the requirements, we will be able to process the loan for this academic year. If you decide not to use the Federal Direct Loan, please notify our office by sending an e-mail to

Loan Exit Counseling is required for all student borrowers once they are no longer enrolled at Bard. Click here to complete Exit Counseling online. Students may visit the Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System website which contains the central database for all federal loan and grant history. Log on to check your loan balance for all federal loans you may have used at any institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Direct Loan?
  • What kinds of Direct Loans are available?
  • What are the interest rates and fees for Direct Loans?
  • How do I complete the Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)?
  • How do I complete the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling?
  • Where can I find more information about the Direct Loan Program?

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: