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Can You Afford Bard College?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Bard’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $22,488 and $76,774

Feeling a little stressed about paying $76,774 to attend Bard College each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for New York students, 72.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $45,183. Students from low-income families receive an average of $54,286 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$56,036
+ Room and board$17,938
+ Other expenses$2,800
Total cost$76,774
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$76,774
- Grants and scholarships$45,183
Net price$31,591
Affordability Score (19 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$76,774
- Grants and scholarships$54,286
Net price$22,488
Affordability Score (39 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Bard.

Projected Costs Between $120,252 and $467,668 For a Four Year Degree. Between $57,260 and $227,333 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend Bard in 2020 - 2021 was $76,774. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 2.8% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $81,165 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $88,227 for a bachelor degree candidate ($83,454 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $338,654 over the course of four years ($164,619 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Bard College

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.4%2.8%
Freshman year$27,255$30,706$81,165
Senior year$30,005$30,273$83,454
Total 2-year net price$57,260$60,980$164,619
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$21,814$23,231$62,714
Total monthly payment$659$702$1,894
Total amount paid$79,074$84,211$227,333
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.4%2.8%
Freshman year$27,255$30,706$81,165
Senior year$36,366$29,426$88,227
Total 4-year net price$126,658$120,252$338,654
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$48,252$45,812$129,014
Total monthly payment$1,458$1,384$3,897
Total amount paid$174,910$166,064$467,668

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Bard College.

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