Bard seeks to assist qualified students who might not be able to attend a private college because of the cost. In recent years, more than two-thirds of all Bard students have received some form of assistance from the College and/or federal, state, and private programs. Domestic and international students are also eligible, based on need, for Bard scholarships and loans. The average Bard Scholarship is $46,060 as of the 2020-2021 academic year. Bard makes every effort to meet full need for highly ranked applicants. Bard is need-aware in admissions at the margins; meaning that if we do not feel that we can adequately package a student for success, we would encourage that student to seek more affordable paths to college. Bard does accept transfer students and has ample pipeline programs for students that would consider lower costs options for the first year or two of their education. If you feel your package is not sufficient to meet your need, please contact Financial Aid and/or Admission to discuss alternatives.
Financial Aid Reviews during COVID-19
Given the unique circumstances presented to us this year, students may request additional funding if their family has been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please make a request to the Financial Aid Office in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide as many specifics as possible. For example, for COVID-19–related job reductions or losses, Financial Aid needs the following information:
Bard College Fees 2021-22
|First-Year Students |
|Returning Resident |
|Returning Off-Campus |
Visit the Office of Student Accounts online to learn more about tuition, fees, billing, and payment.
Bard Financial Aid by the Numbers
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Bard College awarded $57.5 million in institutional undergraduate aid for 2020-2021
Your Financial Aid at a Glance
Students in Bard's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), which dates to 1969, and is one of several Equity and Inclusion Scholarships at Bard.
Equity and Inclusion Programs at Bard College
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Equity and Inclusion Programs at Bard College support scholars from a variety of backgrounds who seek to attain a rigorous liberal arts education. With the guidance of professional staff and peer mentors, scholars create a path of personal and academic success at Bard.
Complete the form below if you qualify for one of the following: Bard's High School Early College Opportunity (ECO) program; the New York State Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) program; or Bard's Opportunity (BOP) program. You can find more information within the scholarship form or on the Office of Equity and Inclusion website.
Prospective and current graduate students should submit the FAFSA to the federal processor and indicate Bard College (code 002671) as one of the selected schools. For additional information regarding applications, scholarships, and grants, please visit the graduate program's website.
Graduate students who need to borrow more than the maximum unsubsidized loan amounts—in order to meet education expenses not covered by other financial aid—may be eligible to receive a Direct Grad PLUS Loan. Interested students must fill out the Grad PLUS Request Form.
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Contact Bard Financial Aid
|Bard College |
Office of Financial Aid
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
|Location: Physical Plant, Rm 108 |
Phone: 845-758-7526 or 845-758-7525
E-mail Undergraduate: email@example.com
E-mail Graduate: firstname.lastname@example.org