Statements will be available online 20 days before each scheduled payment due date. Balances should be paid promptly; overdue balances are subject to a finance charge of 1 percent per month (12 percent per year). Accounts more than 15 days late in payment are subject to an additional $25 late fee. Finance charges on amounts to be paid by financial aid that has not yet been credited to a student’s account will not be waived unless Bard College is at fault for late processing of the aid. If accounts are not paid as due, the College reserves the right to require that payment be made by bank cashier's check or money order, or wire transfer. Academic and financial holds are placed on accounts not paid as due. These holds prevent release of transcripts and registration confirmation and changes. If the required payment is not received before the start of the term, the students' account will be inactivated, and the students' registration will be canceled for that semester. In addition to the required payment due, there is a $100 late registration fee applicable to the outstanding balance.
If our office is notified of a students' enrollment shortly before the semester begins or after the semester has started, a billing statement will be generated reflecting the amount due for the student's account. Payment will be due upon receipt in order for the student's account to be activated for the specific semester and to confirm the student's enrollment, housing, and registration status.
Students who take an academic leave of absence are charged a $750 administrative fee per semester.
Registered students may audit a maximum of 4 credits per semester at no charge. A fee of $300 is charged for each additional credit audited. Nonmatriculated students who are approved to audit a course or courses at Bard will be charged a fee of $300 for each credit audited. Matriculated students who are on an approved leave of absence and are approved to audit a course or courses at Bard will be charged a fee of $300 for each credit audited. These fees are nonrefundable for courses dropped after the semesters' drop/add period.