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.

Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships

1. Complete and submit an application for admission
Visit How to Apply for details on how to complete the application 

2. Download and complete the Financial Statement form 
Download the form linked below and read further details on how to complete the application on this page; you will be considered for all scholarships you are eligible for 

3. Upload the completed Financial Statement form along with supporting documentation* to your applicant portal

Please note that you will receive log-in information to your applicant portal after you submit your application for admission.

U.S. citizens applying for BA programs at Bard College Berlin may apply U.S. federal funding (FAFSA) toward their studies at Bard College Berlin. Further information is available through the Bard College Office of Financial Aid.

Not sure whether you are eligible for U.S. federal funding? Check here

* Most recent tax returns of income statements from your parent(s)/guardian(s) will qualify as supporting documentation.


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