Tuition and Fees


Upon acceptance of admission, new students pay a nonrefundable deposit of $515. This deposit is due two weeks after notification of admission and/or financial aid decisions. The balance of the tuition and fees for the academic year is billed in two equal installments. Billing statements reflect tuition, fees, and credits for scholarships and approved student loans.

Tuition and Fees 2020-21

Tuition, fees, and expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows:
  • M.S. Tuition: $34,610     |    M.A. Tuition: $34,610
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Facilities Fee: $150
  • Security Fee: $225
  • 2019-2020 Bard Basic Health Insurance: $3,042*
  • Bard Health Services Fee: $470** 
  • Graduation Fee: $120**
The 2020-2021 Academic Year is August 29, 2020 through May 30, 2021

*This is mandatory for those students who do not already have health insurance. Those students who have an independent insurance plan may submit a waiver by July 20, 2020.  All international graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Bard plan unless they obtain a waiver by presenting evidence of insurance coverage from one of three specific commercial providers. 

** This fee is mandatory for all Bard students.

Please note that Bard Health Services is open to all graduate students that paid the Health Service fee. You do NOT need to have the Bard Health Insurance to be seen at Health Services. This fee is separate from health insurance and only covers visits and most of the services provided at Health Services. It is charged each semester. If you do not have the Bard insurance, please bring a copy of your current valid health insurance to your visit. This information is necessary if any outside labs, including most blood work, is ordered. You are responsible for knowing how your insurance works, especially which laboratory is covered.  Expand for Tuition and Fees 2020-21 REFUNDS