Types of Aid

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Three general types of financial assistance are available to students:
  1. grants and scholarships, which do not require repayment and entail no work obligation;
  2. loans, with varying interest rates and payment schedules; and
  3. work-study, which is earned for part-time employment on or off campus.
Depending on the type of aid, the program may be administered by Bard College or by external agencies. Typically, financial aid funds administered by the College are awarded on the basis of financial need (as determined by the federal government, the College Scholarship Service, and Bard College), academic achievement, and promise.

Federal Aid

Each student’s eligibility for federal programs is determined as part of the process of creating a financial aid package. Federal loans and grants may contribute significantly to the aid package.

State Aid

Your home state may offer grants and scholarships to state residents. Research aid programs in your state in order to make sure you have explored all your options. Bard assists with New York State programs, including BEOP and TAP.

Bard College Aid

Bard offers a number of scholarships and special programs that are available only to Bard students.

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