Financial Aid

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and fellowships. Applicants requesting any sort of financial aid must submit all documents and relevant supplementary information, such as tax documents and income and bank statements.
Since all aid and scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, applicants who do not submit the required forms will not be considered. 

US Citizens and Permanent Residents

US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for financial aid and scholarships by completing the Free Application of Federal Student Aid FAFSA form available online at ​​​​​​. Please indicate Bard College (code 002671).

Students who need to borrow more than the maximum unsubsidized loan amounts—in order to meet education expenses not covered by other financial aid—may be eligible to receive a Direct Grad PLUS Loan. Interested students must fill out the Grad PLUS Request Form.

Students in default of a federal student loan or owing a refund on a federal grant are not eligible for federal financial aid.

International Students

Financial aid and scholarships are open to international students applying to the M.S. To apply, applicants must submit the following forms:

Submission Instructions

  • Print and scan completed documents to a single PDF and email to
  • Include your full name in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • For questions regarding financial aid and student loans, please email Bard College Office of Financial Aid: