Bard Education Opportunity Program (BEOP) and Bard College together with New York State fund HEOP and Bard College funds BEOP. These programs allow the College to accept a limited number of first-year students from historically economically disadvantaged groups. One objective of these programs is to assist students who, by reason of inadequate early educational preparation, do not compete with the average Bard applicant in high school grades, class rank, and College Board scores, but who do possess the ability and motivation for successful study at Bard. Students considered for the HEOP program must be residents of New York State.
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) TAP
provides grant assistance to New York State residents attending a New York State school on a full-time basis. Awards are computed by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC) based on the New York State net taxable income and the number of full-time college students in the family. In 2013–2014 the range of awards was approximately $500 to $5,500. For more detailed information, visit the HESC website