Planning Payment

As you consider course options, you will also need to consider the issue of financing a Barnard education. We know that you want the very best, and we would like to help you consider the options. A summary of annual fees as well as alternative payment and federal loan options offered by Barnard are available.

In planning your budget, please note meal plan requirements for *all* (commuter and resident students) at

These requirements are outlined in "Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Living."  Please note that Dining Dollars alone are not considered a meal plan.

In order that students avoid a progressive late payment fee, invoices for the fall term are available in early July online in the Student Account Center (SAC) at for payment by August 1.  Invoices for the spring semester are available online in early November for payment by December 3.  Escalating late fees begin at $75; there is no grace period.

If you prefer not to pay fall tuition and fee charges in full by the semester deadlines of  August 1 (fall semester) and December 3 (spring semester), the Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Plan at may offer you a realistic and attractive alternative.  Please apply before the deadline to avoid Barnard's escalating late payment fees.  (Although the fall semester five month TMS Plan begins on July 1, you may join later by making all past due payments.  A five month plan for spring begins on December 3.  Note that late fees will be assessed by the College after these deadlines.)

If you are interested in applying for a Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan or a Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) loan, you may obtain information and applications from Barnard’s Office of Financial Aid.