Financial Aid

Bard College Berlin attempts to award financial aid to meet each student’s need, based on the ability of funds. Although the College is committed to supporting as many students as possible, funds for assistance are limited. Applicants should be aware that not every student will receive assistance equal to the demonstrated need.

Financial Aid is awarded on an annual basis and applicants need to reapply each year. Students who enter Bard College Berlin with a financial aid award can expect that the same level of aid will be renewed in the subsequent years, provided that the student reapplies for aid each year and continues to demonstrate a similar level of financial need. If you are a current student and need to reapply for financial aid, click here: Current Student Finances

Bard College Berlin does not distinguish between domestic and international students. All BA and Academy Year students who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for financial aid, regardless of nationality. Please note that Bard College Berlin is only able to award financial aid for tuition, not for the on-campus fee or for other living costs.

Am I eligible to apply for financial aid?

First-Year BA Applicants Yes*
Transfer BA Applicants Yes
Academy Year Applicants Yes
Project Year Applicants No

* Except for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.


Students applying for financial aid and scholarships should submit their Financial Statement by the deadline stated for their chosen application plan.
Application Plan Financial Aid Application Due Notification Deposit Due
Early Action November 15 (application for admission due November 1) End of December May 1
Spring Transfer November 1 (application for admission due October 15) December 1 Jan 1
Regular Decision / Fall Transfer January 29 (application for admission due January 15) End of March May 1
Late Admission May 15 (application for admission due May 1) June 1 June 15

Watch the above video for help completing your financial statement form.