Payment Schedule and Options


Bard College Berlin offers students two options for paying their tuition and fees.

Option 1: Standard Payment Schedule

 Payment Date

 On-Campus Students

 Off-Campus Students

 May 1

 €500 non-refundable deposit*

*The non-refundable deposit of €500 is paid upon acceptance of an admission offer/renewal of financial aid and is applied as a credit to the first fall payment. 

 €500 non-refundable deposit

 Upon Arrival

 €100 residential deposit (in cash)

 €30 security deposit (in cash)

 July 20 (Fall 1)

 25% of your tuition and fees* minus€500 enrollment/renewal deposit

*This is the total comprehensive fee minus the annual approved financial aid and/or the scholarship awards. 

 25% of your tuition and fees minus  €500 enrollment/renewal  deposit

 August 20 (Fall 2) 


 25% of your tuition and fees

 25% of your tuition and fees

 December 20
 (Spring 1)

 25% of your tuition and fees

 25% of your tuition and fees

 January 20
 (Spring 2) 

 25% of your tuition and fees

 25% of your tuition and fees

Option 2: Bard Budget Plan

The BBP is an alternative payment system and allows student account payments of required fees to be made in 10 installments from July through the following April. The plan participant receives a billing statement each month. In order to maintain enrollment in the BBP, a participant's account must be kept current each month. A €30 annual application fee covers administration of the plan, and is due by July 30. This once-a-year, nonrefundable fee is not reflected in the installment amount. Enrollment after July 30 will be accepted if an initial payment equal to the amount required to cover all missed payments is made. To apply for the BBP, please contact the Financial Aid Office (

Payment Methods

Students have three ways to make their payments.

Option 1: Wire Transfer

Wire transfers should be made to Bard College Berlin's account: 

Bard College Berlin
HypoVereinsbank Leibnizstr. 100 
10625 Berlin, Germany 
IBAN: DE98 1002 0890 0026 8685 56 

International wire transfers may accrue bank-processing fees, depending on the bank involved. When arranging transfers, please remember to add this processing fee to the amount being transferred. Fees retained by a bank will remain as an unpaid balance due on the student’s account. 

Option 2: Check in US dollars

Bard College Berlin also offers the option to pay by check in US dollars. 

Checks should be mailed to:

Bard College Berlin
Attn: Sabine Beelitz
Platanenstrasse 24
13156 Berlin

Banks in Germany charge processing fee of approximately 30 EUR for international checks. Please be sure to take this into account when calculating the amount on the check. To convert a EUR balance to US dollars, we recommend using an online currency converter. 

Option 3: Online credit card payments

For online credit card payments, we recommend to use the third-party service TransferWise.