State Aid

Some states offer grant and scholarship assistance for study at Bard, which may require a separate application. A student should become familiar with his or her state’s programs and requirements by contacting the state grant agency or the high school guidance office. Bard's Financial Aid Office can assist with application questions for New York State programs.

Bard Education Opportunity Program (BEOP) and
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

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.

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 2016-2017 the range of awards was $500 to $5,165. For more detailed information, visit the HESC website.

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