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 re-applies for aid each year and continues to demonstrate a similar level of financial need.

Bard College Berlin does not distinguish between domestic and international students. All B.A. 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 B.A. Applicants*


Transfer B.A. Applicants


Academy Year Applicants


Project Year Applicants


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

Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships

To apply for financial aid and scholarships, please complete a Financial Statement and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. 

Financial Statement

Please return the Financial Statement by uploading it to your Bard College Berlin Applicant Portal. You will receive login details for the portal via email upon submission of your application for admission. 

U.S. citizens may apply U.S. federal funding (FAFSA) toward their studies at Bard College Berlin. Further information is available on Bard College's website.


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


Deposit Due

 Early Action

 November 1

 End of December

 May 1

Spring Transfer

 November 1


 January 1

 Regular  Decision/
Fall Transfer

 January 1

 End of March

 May 1

 Late Admission 

 May 1

 June 1

 June 15