Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Affording Simon’s Rock

Working together to put a one-of-a-kind opportunity in your reach

Tuition and Financial Aid

For many students, Simon’s Rock is much more than an “option”—it’s the “where have you been all my life” answer. The opportunities, the quality of the attention, and the focus on your intellectual interests and abilities are unlike anything you’ll experience anywhere else. We’re committed to working closely with your family, and helping you discover ways to put a Simon’s Rock education within your reach.

Your research is also bound to turn up some variation on this phrase: “an education is an investment in your future.” By contrast, we believe that Simon’s Rock is an investment in accelerating your future. Starting college two years earlier, and in the amazing environment we offer, is a huge advantage—intellectually, emotionally, socially, and professionally. And it’s an advantage that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Tuition and Fees

The numbers below represent the total costs without any financial aid. Simon’s Rock partners with your family to make early college available and affordable to those students who need and are ready for it.

Tuition $49,102
Campus Residence Fee $13,660
Health Services Fee $907
First-Year Orientation Fee $650
Personal/Miscellaneous $200

Financial Aid and Scholarships

About 80 percent of Simon’s Rock students receive a financial aid package — usually a combination of awards, grants and loans. In addition to need- and merit-based awards, students are eligible to apply for federal and state aid, as well as any funding that may be available through private scholarships offered through local organizations.

Dates and Deadlines

To be considered for admission and the fullest possible funding, apply no later than our April 15 deadline. If you complete an application before that, you’ll typically hear back in a few weeks. After the deadline, applications can only be considered on a space-available basis.

Checklists and Application Tips

We know applying for admission and financial aid can seem complicated. We’re here to help, and we’ve compiled guidelines and tips so you can stay informed and organized.