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Tuition and Fees

Paying for Graduate School

Upon acceptance of admission, new students pay a nonrefundable deposit of $515. This deposit is due two weeks after notification of admission and financial aid decisions. The balance of tuition and fees for the academic year is billed in two equal installments. Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offers variety of options for financial assistance to reduce the cost of attendance. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more.

To aid in your financial planning, below you'll find tuition and fees for our MS, MBA, and MEd Degree programs as well as Program Fees, Additional Expenses, and Refund Policy.

For 2021-2022 Academic Year:

$10,000 Scholarships Available to all M.S. and M.Ed. Applicants

M.S. Degree Programs Tuition + Fees

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

First-Year Full Time Students - Including Dual Degree

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $26,872
Fees $2,145
Year-One Total $39,017
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $400
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,605

Second-Year Full Time Students

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $24,404
Fees $840
Year-One Total $25,244
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $400
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,605

First-Year Part-Time Students

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition PER CREDIT
Fees $2,145
Year-One Total $2,145
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,405

Second-Year Part-Time Students**

Expenses Billed by the College - RequiredP
Tuition PER CREDIT
Fees $945
Year-One Total $945
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,405

**Part-time tuition is an illustration as schedules are customized on a per-student basis based on prerequisites and schedules. Part-time tuition is billed on a per-credit ($1,226/credit) basis in the first two years of the program.

Third-Year Part-Time Students

Expenses Billed by the College - RequiredP
Tuition $24,404
Fees $840
Year-One Total $25,244
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,405

**Part-time tuition is an illustration as schedules are customized on a per-student basis based on prerequisites and schedules. Part-time tuition is billed on a per-credit ($1,226/credit) basis in the first two years of the program.

Professional Certificate Program*

Tuition $36,872
Registration Fee $100
Facilities Fee $150
Graduate Fee $120
Security Deposit $225
Total $37,467

*J-Term course is optional for Certificate students. Add $1250 to Total Tuition if you plan to enroll in the J-Term trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Second-Year Dual-Degree Students - MS/MAT

Tuition (12 credits at $1,226 per credit) $14,712
Registration, Facilities, Graduate Fee fees will be applied to the MAT student account
Total $14,712

Second-Year Dual-Degree Students - MS/JD

Tuition (14 credits at $1,226 per credit) $17,164
Registration Fee $50
Facilities Fee $75
Graduate Fee $120
Total $17,409

 

 

M.B.A Degree Programs Tuition + Fees

Full-Time MBA: 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Year 1

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $36,634 (30 credits)
Fees $1,175
Year-One Total $37,809
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
Accounting Prerequisite Exam Fee $400
Microeconomics Prerequisite Exam Fee $400
Total $3,842
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $500
Personal Expenses $3,000
Room & Board $12,000
Transportation $2,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $17,705

Year 2

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $36,634 (30 credits)
Fees $1,070
Year-One Total $37,704
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
Total $3,042
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $3,000
Room & Board $12,000
Transportation $2,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $17,405


Part-Time MBA: 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Year 1

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $25,641
Fees $1,175
Year-One Total $26,816
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
Accounting Prerequisite Exam Fee $400
Microeconomics Prerequisite Exam Fee $400
Total $3,842
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Room & Board $12,000
Transportation $2,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $17,505

Year 2

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $25,641
Fees $1,175
Year-One Total $26,816
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
Total $3,042
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Room & Board $12,000
Transportation $2,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $17,505

Year 3

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $21,978
Fees $1,070
Year-One Total $23,048
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
Total $3,042
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Room & Board $12,000
Transportation $2,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $17,505

*Students required to complete prerequisites (Introductory Accounting and/or Microeconomics) will take the courses over the summer online prior to classes starting. $400 per course is billed with fall tuition. Cost is NOT included in tuition & fees total.

M.Ed. Degree Programs Tuition + Fees

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

First-Year Full Time Students

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $30,372
Fees $1,445
Year-One Total $31,817

 

Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658

 

Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $400
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,605

Second-Year Full Time Students

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition $17,084
Fees $840
Year-One Total $17,924
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $400
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,605

First-Year Part-Time Students**

Expenses Billed by the College - Required
Tuition PER CREDIT
Fees $1,445
Year-One Total $1,445
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,405

**Part-time tuition is an illustration as schedules are customized on a per-student basis based on prerequisites and schedules. Part-time tuition is billed on a per-credit ($950/credit) basis in the first two years of the program.

Second-Year Part-Time Students**

Expenses Billed by the College - RequiredP
Tuition PER CREDIT
Fees $945
Year-One Total $945
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,405

**Part-time tuition is an illustration as schedules are customized on a per-student basis based on prerequisites and schedules. Part-time tuition is billed on a per-credit ($950/credit) basis in the first two years of the program.

Third-Year Part-Time Students

Expenses Billed by the College - RequiredP
Tuition $17,084
Fees $840
Year-One Total $17,924
Expenses Billed by the College - Optional
Health Insurance $3,042
On-Campus Graduate Housing (August 2020-May 2021) $8,416
On-Campus Parking Permit $200
Total $11,658
Estimated Expenses - Will vary by student
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $4,000
Room & Board $10,000
Transportation $1,000
Loan Origination Fee $205
Total $15,405

**Part-time tuition is an illustration as schedules are customized on a per-student basis based on prerequisites and schedules. Part-time tuition is billed on a per-credit ($950/credit) basis in the first two years of the program.

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Explanation of Fees

Health Insurance:
Health Insurance is required for enrollment. It may be purchased through Bard or waived prior to enrollment for a fee waiver with proof of existing insurance. Cost is NOT included in tuition & fees total.

M.B.A. Fees Breakdown - Year 1 Full-Time and Part-Time & Year 2 Part-Time

Security Deposit $225
Program Fee $950
Carbon Offset Fee $30
Total $1,175
Insurance $3,042
Total with Insurance $4,217

 

M.B.A. Fees Breakdown - Year 2 Full-Time & Year 3 Part-Time
Program Fee $950
Graduation Fee $120
Carbon Offset Fee $30
Total $1,070
Insurance $3,042
Total with Insurance $4,112

 

M.S. & M.Ed. Fees Breakdown - Year 1 Full-Time and Part-Time & Year 2 Part-Time
Security Deposit $225
Registration Fee $100
Facilities Fee $150
Experiential Fee (M.Ed. | M.S.) $500 | $1,000
Prerequisite Exam $200
Health Services Fee $470
Total $1,645 (M.Ed.) | $2,145 (M.S.)
Insurance $3,042
Total with Insurance $4,687 (M.Ed.) | $5,187 (M.S.)

 

M.S. & M.Ed. Fees Breakdown - Year 2 Full-Time & Year 3 Part-Time
Program Fee $100
Facilities Fee $150
Graduation Fee $120
Health Services Fee $470
Total $840
Insurance $3,042
Total with Insurance $3,882

 

Master's Capstone Continuation Fee
If the Master's Capstone continues into subsequent academic years, the tuition is $1,295 per semester, unless the student has formally applied for and been granted official leave. For students who receive a deferred status or take a leave of absence, a maintenance-of-status fee of $500 per year is charged. An annual fee of $250 for all students covers registration ($100) and use of facilities ($150). Graduating students are charged a fee of $120 for preparations prior to graduation.

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Payment Schedule

On acceptance of the invitation to join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability, new students pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $515 per degree (dual degree students pay two deposits). This deposit is due four weeks after notification of admission and financial aid decisions and apply to the first semester's tuition. The balance of tuition and fees for the academic year is billed in two equal installments. Billing statements reflect tuition, fees, and credits for scholarships, fellowships, and approved student loans. Payments are due at the beginning of August and January for the fall and spring semesters, respectively.

Graduate students at Bard may request a payment plan. Please contact the Admissions Office for additional information.

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Refund Policy

No refunds of any fees are made in the event that a student withdraws from the program after registration, except as specified below. In no event is the deposit or housing payment refundable. In all cases, the student must submit to the Graduate Committee an official notice of intention to withdraw. The date of receipt of such a notice determines the amount of the refund. Students who officially withdraw before the first day of classes (start of workshops) for the term in question are given a full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit.

If official withdrawal from the program occurs in the first week of classes or workshops, 75 percent of tuition is refunded; within the second week, 60 percent; within the third or fourth week, 30 percent. After four weeks, no refunds are given. Fees for registration, student health insurance, and facilities are nonrefundable.



If a student who is receiving financial aid withdraws from the program, their award or loan is prorated. Institutional fellowships are reduced by the same percentage as indicated in the tuition refund schedule above. Federal Stafford Loans are calculated according to the federal refund policy on the amount of the loan to be returned to the lender. A student who is considering withdrawal may wish to confer with the Student Accounts Office and the Financial Aid Office concerning any anticipated refund and the amount of the federal Stafford Loan that the College must return to the lender. This amount has a direct bearing on the amount of refund, if any, that the College will provide the student.



No refund is made in cases of suspension or expulsion.