Financial aid in the form of loans, grants, work-study, and scholarships is one way colleges reduce the cost of attendance so most students can actually afford to attend.
What financial aid options does Bard offer, and what will you qualify for? Keep scrolling for answers.
$49,000.00 is the typical Bard College’s first year financial aid package. About 80% of first year students receive financial aid, most of which is in the form of grants and scholarships.
Financial aid helps reduce the cost, or the full retail price of the college. However, be aware that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.
Student debt should be thought of as an “outcome” rather than “aid”. Read more about student loan debt at Bard College.
Colleges and universities offer institutional scholarships and grants as financial assistance to help students cover tuition fees and other educational costs. These awards, which do not require repayment, can be merit-based or need-based. Merit-based institutional scholarships recognize students who have exceptional academic records, special talents, or skills in particular areas. Eligibility for these scholarships often depends on factors such as a student’s high school performance, standardized test scores, or involvement in extracurricular activities. In contrast, need-based institutional grants are designed for students who show financial need. The amount awarded usually depends on the student’s family’s financial condition and aims.
The next numbers refer to grants and scholarships mainly supplied by the college itself.
78% of first-year students (374 total) were offered scholarships at Bard College, averaging $46,698.00 per person. This puts it the top 25th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.
As well as scholarships, 28% of freshmen (136 total) obtained a federal grant, for about $5,599.00 a piece.
The table shows scholarship and grant allocations by income for first-year students receiving any type of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.
|Income Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||17.01%||$37,292.00|
The table above shows undergrads who are getting Title IV aid, which is federal assistance from the government in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. Learn more here.
80% of the 482 undergraduates at Bard College receive some sort of grant aid. This is a total of about 377 students getting an average of $49,000.00 per person.
More about our data sources and methodologies.