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 80% of all Bard students have received financial support from the College. What does meeting need mean at Bard?
A student’s financial need is calculated after their estimated family contribution, federal student loans, outside grants, scholarships, and work study eligibility are considered. Once a student's need is calculated, the College provides a financial aid award that is designed to meet the gap between the cost of Tuition, Room and Board, First Year Academic Programming if applicable and required fees and the sum of a family's estimated contribution, Federal Student Loans, 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):