Student Health Insurance Plan
All undergraduate enrolled students at Bard College are required to have health insurance coverage. A 12-month health insurance plan is available through Bard at an additional cost of $2,993, which is charged in the Fall semester. If the student does not enroll during the Fall semester of the academic year, the student's account will not be charged the health insurance plan. If the student begins the academic year for the Spring semester, the 7 month health insurance plan cost will be charged along with the Spring semester costs. Students who elect to have alternate private plans must submit proof of coverage for confirmation that, upon review, is equivalent to the plan offered through Bard. Please note that payment will be expected until Bard receives the waiver approval from Allen J Flood. If you have questions regarding the policy, please contact Margaret Wallace with Allen J Flood at 914-922-9260 or email@example.com.
The health insurance waiver form can be found at: www.mystudentmedical.com. The deadline to submit this form is July 19.
Tuition Refund Insurance
Bard College offers Tuition Refund Insurance through A.W.G. Dewar, for full-time enrolled students. If your student is unable to complete classes for the semester, Dewar can help to refund costs that are not refunded under the College's refund policy. It is important that the person financially responsible for paying tuition, reviews and understands the policy prior to your student starting classes. The Bard College refund policy can be found at: www.bard.edu/studentaccounts/refunds/
At Bard College, we understand that this risk can be a financial hardship for many families. Tuition Refund Insurance, provided by Dewar, can help refund the tuition, fees, and room and board charges, if your student is unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason. The cost for this coverage is $752.00 for the 2019-20 academic year, which is charged in the Fall semester. This insurance program complements and enhances our school's refund policy and we believe families will benefit from this added protection.
For additional information regarding the tuition insurance plan, please contact A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. at (617) 774-1555. The tuition insurance plan is an optional charge, and if you do not want to purchase this plan, please submit a waiver form using the following websites:
Deadline is July 19, 2019
Deadline is July 19, 2019
Please note that a waiver form must be submitted online in order for the tuition insurance plan charge to be removed from your student account.
Submission of Claim Forms
Claim forms should be submitted as indicated on the forms within 30 days of the medical leave of absence date. Please use the following link to obtain these forms: http://www.tuitionrefundplan.com/. You will find the forms under College Administrators and College Claim Forms.
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Bard College does not release information about students' financial records to anyone other than the student, unless the student has a signed consent form on file with the Student Accounts Office.
By completing the form below, the student is allowing their financial records to be discussed and/or released to individual's noted. Please return this form to the Office of Student Accounts.
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.
Returned payments will be charged back to the student's account and a returned payment fee of $35 will be applied. If the College receives several returned personal checks from an individual, it reserves the right to no longer accept personal checks, and will require payment by cash, bank cashier's check, money order or wire transfer. If a payment used to provide financial clearance is returned, registration and room reservation will be canceled and the account will be assessed a $100 late enrollment fee in addition to the returned payment fee. If our office receives a post-dated check without written notification and the check is deposited earlier than the date on the check, a returned payment fee would be applicable if the check is returned to our bank.
Wire and Electronic Transfers
Wire or Electronic Transfers may require a processing time of three to five days or longer, and accrue bank processing fees of at least $35.00, depending on the banks involved. When arranging a wire or electronic transfer, please remember to add this processing cost to the amount being transferred. If a wiring or electronic transfer fee retained by a bank creates a balance due on the student's account, it remains as an unpaid balance due; it is not absorbed by the College.
Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for wiring information.
1098-T Tax Information
In January, Bard College sends the IRS Form 1098-T to students whose accounts were billed for tuition and applicable fees, as well as payments received during the calendar tax year. Bard will no longer be reporting charges billed. The IRS tax laws state that all tax documents must be mailed by January 31st. Please be advised that if payments are received during the time the College is closed for holiday break, it may not be processed until January.
Per IRS regulations Bard is not required to send a 1098-T form to students if:
- The student is not a US citizen, unless the student requests Bard to file the 1098-T with the IRS
- The students' scholarships and grants exceeded the applicable tuition and fee charges (only applicable to 2017 and prior)
If a 1098-T was not generated, a written request must be received on or before March 1 of the 1098-T tax year that was processed in January that the form was mailed. Example: 2017 1098-T tax year, mailed January 2018; email required by March 1, 2018.
In order for Bard College to comply with federal laws about disclosure of its policy with respect to collection of unpaid accounts, each student must sign and return the Retail Credit Disclosure Agreement.
A Declaration of Finances must be received from all foreign nationals before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued. The form and the certificate are needed to obtain a visa. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid should return the Foreign Student's Financial Aid Application to the College. Internal Revenue Service regulations require all holders of F or J visas to file tax returns for their scholarship awards. For further information, contact the Office of Admission. Click below for more information on International Student Admission.
Students are responsible for sending written notification of address changes or corrections to the Office of Student Accounts.