Payment Options

The annual comprehensive fees are payable in four installments per year: the fall term costs in June and July, and the spring term costs in November and December. The College offers the Bard Budget Plan (BBP), which allows payments of the comprehensive fees to be made in 10 installments. Registered students may deposit funds to be used at the bookstore, dining services, and for printing services. Funds are accessed with the student identification card. Monies deposited in these accounts must be used toward purchases and cannot be refunded or transferred.

Tuition Prepayment Plan

Bard College offers a four-year tuition prepayment plan to incoming first-year students who do not receive financial aid toward tuition costs. The cost of tuition for each year of the student’s four-year tenure is stabilized at the first-year amount. For those electing this option, payment of $208,904 (4 x the 2017–18 tuition of $52,226) is due by June 20, 2017. We regret that payment extensions beyond this date are not available. If a student withdraws from the College before completing four years of study, the excess credit balance is refundable. The prepayment plan applies to tuition only; room, board, and fees are payable as due.  If you plan to use this payment option for the tuition cost, please complete the four-year tuition prepayment form and return it to the Student Accounts Office along with your payment. Download for Tuition Prepayment Plan Download

Standard Payment Schedule 2017–2018

Bard College offers the Bard Budget Plan for monthly payments. For those electing not to participate in the Bard Budget Plan, payments are due as follows.
Fees First-Year Students Returning Resident Returning Off-Campus
June 20, 2017 1 3 19,170 18,670 14,989
July 20, 2017 1 3 19,170 18,670 14,989
November 20, 2017 2 4 17,400.50 16,993 13,312
December 20, 2017 2 4 17,400.50 16,993 13,312
Total $73,141 $71,326 $56,602
  1. Fifty percent of the approved fall term financial aid may be deducted from this installment. The remaining fifty percent may be deducted from the July installment.
  2. Fifty percent of the approved spring term financial aid may be deducted from this installment. The remaining fifty percent may be deducted from the December installment.
  3. For transfer students not taking the Language and Thinking Workshop, the June and July payments are $18,835 for resident students and $15,154 for off-campus students.
  4. For fall transfer students not taking the Citizen Science Workshop, the November and December payments are $16,993 for resident students and $13,312 for off-campus students.
The June and July installment amounts include the Tuition Insurance plan of $634.00, and the Student Health Insurance plan of $2,720.00.  Students who elect to waive the insurances, must submit a waiver form online so that the charge can be removed from the student's account. 
Contacting Bard Student Accounts
Bard College Office of Student Accounts
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7520
Fax: 845-758-7125
E-mail: sao@bard.edu