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 classes, 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, the schedule of the tuition charge is as follows:
 
Withdrawal Occurs During Tuition Charge
First week of classes 20 percent
Second week of classes 40 percent
Third and fourth week of classes 70 percent

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

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 (first three weeks of fall)
Citizen Science (first three weeks of spring)
20 percent
Fourth and fifth week of classes 70 percent

For first-year students or students who enroll in the three-week Language and Thinking and Citizen Science Workshops, the first day of L&T is the first day of classes of the fall semester and the first day of Citizen Science is the first day of classes of the spring semester. 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 is applicable beyond the fifth week of classes.

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