Financial Aid

Bard offers several types of financial aid to help offset the costs of tuition and fees. Aid is in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and federal loans. The Master of Arts in Teaching Program does not offer teaching assistantships, federal work-study opportunities, or tuition waivers. All students are eligible to apply for scholarships; only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for fellowships and deferral loans.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans.  More information can be found HERE.

Scholarships and Loans

  • A student may qualify for financial assistance in the form of scholarships or loans, depending on financial need. Financial need is assessed by a uniform method from financial data submitted by the student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available online at Expand for more.Scholarships

  • Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and who file a FAFSA are eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct Loan program, which provides subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Eligible students may borrow up to $8,500 annually through a Federal Direct Loan. Expand for more.Federal Direct Loan

  • Graduate students can now access the Federal Grad PLUS Loan Program to pay for the cost of education not covered by other financial aid. This loan is guaranteed by the federal government and may be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time. A credit check is required.  Expand for more.Federal Grad PLUS Loan

  • The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by individuals who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs. Upon successful completion of the service, members are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Expand for more.AmeriCorps Segal Education Award Matching Program

  • The BardMAT Program is proud of its status as a Coverdell Fellows program, offering additional support to MAT candidates who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. Expand for more.Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program
  • Expand for more.Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans