Early application options: Apply using the Common Application
or Coalition with Scoir
. Please only use one application method.Bard will meet 100% of the full demonstrated need (Tuition, Room and Board, First Year Academic Programming if applicable and Required Fees) for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens* admitted in the early rounds (Early Action I and Early Decision I).
The College makes every effort to meet demonstrated need, no matter which application option students choose. In recent years, almost 70% of all Bard students have received financial support from the College. *Dual citizens (US citizens with other citizenship(s)), permanent US residents, and DACA/Undocumented studentsWhat does meeting need mean at Bard?
A student’s financial need is calculated after their family contribution, federal student loans, federal grants, outside grants, scholarships, and work-study eligibility are considered. The College provides a financial aid award that is designed to meet the gap between the cost of Tuition, Room and Board, Required Fees, First Year Academic Programming (if applicable), and the sum of the family contribution, federal student loans, federal grants, work-study (if eligible) and other outside grants and scholarships.Students applying to the Bard Conservatory of Music must apply by the Regular Decision deadline and are not eligible to apply through any other round.
The following are Bard's November 1 Application Options (choose only one):