Tuition and Fees

Students enroll in three summer sessions and two independent study periods. The estimated cost of tuition for the entire program, starting in summer 2021 and finishing in summer 2023, is $64,628. Housing and other fees listed below are not included in this figure. *Tuition for Summer 2022 will be listed soon.

Tuition 2023

2023-24 independent study $5,892
2023 summer session  $19,370

Fees 2023

Application fee $65
Registration fee (per summer session) $100
Studio fee (per summer session) $275
Refundable damage deposit (paid once) $225
Graduation fee (charged at registration for the final summer in residence) $120
2023 On-campus housing (for eight weeks). 
Please note: Bard College does not offer family on-campus housing.
Students who wish to bring a partner or a family must reside off campus.

Single Room $2,075

2022 Student Health Insurance
Probable increase for summer 2023
$535 for summer session
$3,885 for full year of coverage
Students who take an official leave of absence from the program or
who take longer than three years to complete their work are charged
a maintenance-of-status fee
$500 per year


Schedule of Payment

A nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $515 is due from incoming students by the deadline given with the admission offer. Students intending to pay the 2023 summer session tuition and fees through Federal Direct Loans must have a properly completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file by February 1, 2023. Billing statements will reflect only charges and financial aid awards that have been approved. Students will be billed in April 2023 for the 2023 summer session. Full payment is due on or before May 12, 2023. Students are billed in December for that year's independent study session.


No refund of any fees will be made in the event that a student withdraws from the program at any time after registration, except as specified herein. In no event is the enrollment deposit refundable. In all cases, the student must submit an official request for withdrawal to the Program Directors. The date of submission of such a request will determine the amount of refund. Students who officially withdraw before the first day of classes for the term in question will be given a full refund of all charges, less the nonrefundable enrollment deposit. If official withdrawal from the program occurs within the first five class-days of the program, 75 percent of tuition will be refunded; all other fees, including registration, housing, and studio fees, are nonrefundable. No refunds for withdrawals will be issued after the first week of the summer session. No refund is made in cases of suspension or expulsion.