Refunds

A student who takes a leave of absence or withdraws after the first day of classes must complete a leave or withdrawal form at the Dean of Students Office.  The forms must include an official leave/withdrawal date, which will determine if a refund will be given and the amount of such a refund.  If a refund is applicable to the students' account, please contact the Student Accounts Office by phone or in writing to request such refund.

Refunds and Financial Aid

Financial aid recipients should also confer with the Financial Aid Office to determine the amount of aid that is removed from their student account. If the leave or withdrawal date is before the first day of expected arrival, the semester charges are reversed in full. If the leave or withdrawal date is on or after the first day of classes, tuition and board can be refunded on a prorated basis; no refunds are given for required fees and room charges. No refunds for tuition are given for leaves/withdrawals occurring after the fourth week of classes. The full meal plan charge for the current semester remains on the account if the student withdraws during the last six weeks of the semester.

Refunds after Registration

Students who change their enrollment status from full-time (10 credits or more) to part-time (9 credits or fewer) while the drop/add period is in effect during the first two weeks of the semester may receive a refund of tuition charges, provided an approved Part-Time Study Form is submitted by the student to the Office of Student Accounts and the Registrar’s Office prior to the designated end date of the drop/add period. No refunds are made if Student Accounts has not been officially notified in writing prior to the drop/add deadline.

Returning Students

For returning students not enrolling in the L&T or Citizen Science programs, the schedule of the tuition charge is as follows:
 
Withdrawal Occurs During Tuition Charge
First week of classes (please refer to academic calendar for start date) 20 percent
Second week of classes 40 percent
Third and fourth week of classes 70 percent

If a leave of absence or withdrawal occurs at any time during the first week of classes, 80 percent of the semester's tuition charge is reversed. If a leave of absence or withdrawal occurs at any time during the second week of classes, 60 percent of the semester's tuition charge is reversed.  If a leave of absence or withdrawal occurs at any time during the third and fourth week of classes, 30 percent of the semester's tuition charge is reversed. No refund of tuition is applicable beyond this refund schedule.

No refund of tuition, housing, and required fees is given in the case of expulsion or suspension.

For those enrolling in the L&T or Citizen Science programs, please refer to the first-year student tuition refund schedule.

Please refer to the College catalogue finances section for specific information regarding refund eligibility.

First-Year Students

For first-year students, the schedule of the tuition charge is as follows:
 
Withdrawal Occurs During Tuition Charge
L&T Program (please refer to the academic calendar for start and end dates)
Citizen Science Program (please refer to the academic calendar for start and end dates)
20 percent
First and second week of Fall or Spring semester classes (please refer to the academic calendar for start and end dates) 70 percent

For first-year students or students who enroll in the Language and Thinking and Citizen Science Workshops, and if a leave of absence or withdrawal occurs at any time during these workshops, 80 percent of the semester's tuition charge is reversed. If the leave/withdrawal date occurs within two weeks after the end of these workshops, 30 percent of the semester's tuition charge is reversed. No refund of tuition is applicable beyond this refund schedule.

For those students not enrolling in the L&T or Citizen Science programs, please refer to the returning student tuition refund schedule.

No refund of tuition, housing, and required fees is given in the case of expulsion or suspension.

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