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Financial Aid

Bard Academy is a unique opportunity for bright, curious young people to begin serious academic work in a nurturing environment. Condensing private high school and college into six years can provide families with a significant cost savings and the ability to apply for federal financial aid after two years.

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Financial awards for incoming students are available to ensure that the advantages of a Bard Academy education are as accessible as possible. The application process begins with a conversation. Contact us as early as possible before the January 15 admission deadline. Working together with the online NAIS form, we will determine eligibility for aid that best reflects your specific family circumstances.

Financial Aid Guidelines

Applicants should submit their financial aid forms by February 1, 2017. To apply for financial aid consideration for the 2016–2017 school year please create an account through sss.nais.org. Bard Academy’s code is 174896.

You will be instructed to fill out the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and will be given an online username and password. You will use this information to log in at a later time to upload the required documents.

Bard Academy requires the following documents:

US Citizens and permanent residents:

  1. A copy of your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules
  2. A copy of your 2016 Federal return with all schedules (once completed)
  3. A copy of your 2015 W-2s
  4. A copy of your 2016 W-2s

Additional documents may be requested.