Finances

Payment Schedule 2017-2018

Payment Options

The annual comprehensive fee is payable in four installments per year: the fall term fee in July and August, and the spring term fee in December and January. The College also offers the Bard Budget Plan (BBP), which allows payments of the comprehensive fee to be made in monthly installments. 

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. 

Standard Payment Schedule

 Payment Date

 On-Campus Students

 Off-Campus Students

 May 1, 2017

 €500 non-refundable deposit

 €500 non-refundable deposit

 Upon Arrival

 €50 residential deposit (in cash)

 €30 security deposit (in cash)

 July 20, 2017 (Fall 1)

 25% of net tuition minus  €500  enrollment/renewal deposit

 25% of net tuition minus  €500 enrollment/renewal  deposit

 August 20, 2017 (Fall 2) 

 25% of net tuition

 25% of net tuition

 December 20, 2017
 (Spring 1)

 25% of net tuition

 25% of net tuition

 January 20, 2018
 (Spring 2) 

 25% of net tuition

 25% of net tuition

The net tuition is the total comprehensive fee minus the annual approved financial aid and/or the scholarship awards. 

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

Students who receive scholarships or financial aid awards should subtract those amounts from their total comprehensive fee. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about your comprehensive fee payments. 

The residential deposit of €50 for on-campus students and a €30 security fee for off-campus students must be paid upon check-in and will be refunded upon check-out. 

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. Western Union student payments are free of charge; therefore we encourage international students to use this payment option. 

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

Account Number: 2 485 818
Sort Code: 700 202 70
HypoVereinsbank
Leibnizstr. 100
10625 Berlin, Germany
IBAN: DE51 7002 0270 0002 4858 18
SWIFT (BIC): HYVEDEMMXXX