Bard, A Place to Think - Master of Arts in Teaching
Financial Aid & Loans
Bard offers several types of financial aid to help offset the costs of tuition and fees. Aid is in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and federal loans. The Master of Arts in Teaching Program does not offer teaching assistantships, work-study opportunities, or tuition waivers. All students are eligible to apply for scholarships; only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for fellowships and deferral loans.
For additional information on financial aid, including necessary forms, resources, and information for international students, go to Bard College’s financial aid website at www.bard.edu/financialaid/
or call the Office of Financial Aid, 845-758-7525.
A student may qualify for financial assistance in the form of scholarships or loans, depending on financial need. Financial need is assessed by a uniform method from financial data submitted by the student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov [link to: www.fafsa.ed.gov
] . Financial need is the difference between the student’s budget of expenses and the assessed ability of the student to meet those expenses. No student who is in default on a student loan or who owes a refund on a federal grant is eligible for financial aid.
Federal and New York City Loan Forgiveness Programs
Information on Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs for new teachers is available on the New York City Schools Teach NYC website, http://schools.nyc.gov/TeachNYC
, in the Incentive & Scholarship Programs menu.