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Bard College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,530 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,176 tuition
$12,782 on campus room & board
$950 books
$622 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$58,530 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,176 tuition
$12,782 on campus room & board
$950 books
$622 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$26,944 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($5,958 avg)
13% get state aid ($3,300 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($26,944 avg)
55% get loans ($6,328 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.95% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.95% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $28,545 63%
Federal Grant Aid $5,958 16%
Pell Grants $4,622 16%
Other Federal Grants $1,389 16%
Institution Grant Aid $26,944 62%
State Grant Aid $3,300 13%
Student Loans $6,328 55%
Federal Loans $5,619 51%
Other Loans $10,884 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Bard College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Annandale Road
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
(845) 758-6822
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,381
Out of State $1,381


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emily from Port Jervis, NY
  • Jan-16-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It may have an up there tuition, but the school and campus comes equipped with all the bells and whistles.

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  • 4
  • Brendan from Bennington, VT
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Bard is one of the most expensive colleges in the country. It is definitely not worth it if you have to pay the full tuition, which is over 60,000 dollars. However, the admissions are usually pretty generous with financial aid, and in my case I got a large merit scholarship, which made it possible for me to attend.

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  • 4
  • Tayler from New Orleans, LA
  • May-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you've acquired some interest in this school towards the middle of this review and decided to check out the website, you may have seen that Bard may just be one of the most expensive schools in the country. Nevertheless, it is worth it. Very worth it. Bard offers very generous financial aid, including a full tuition scholarships which is about three-fourths the cost. By the way, Bard students walk away with much experience that makes them well-rounded learners.

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  • 5
  • Alexandra from Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Jan-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Expensive, but great with financial aid and definitely worth every penny. They really want to help their students with all their endeavors, so if you have an idea and need funding, you will likely be in luck.

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  • 1
  • Phia
  • Dec-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Many people end up leaving because they can't afford it, not because they don't love it. There are many instances of I'm paying 60,000 for THIS? but it really is an awesome and beautiful place with unique opportunites

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