Deadline: November 1st
We are committed to making a Barnard education affordable. Our office is dedicated to the goal of helping each family make the best financial choices. We hope that this website is helpful to you as you make your way through the financial aid process. We also hope it will encourage you to contact us or to come in and talk to us about any and all questions you may have regarding the financing of your education at Barnard.
Students’ financial aid packages are based on total educational costs incurred during the academic year. The Financial Aid Office creates a budget for all students to determine the eligibility of each applicant. These budgets are called the Cost of Attendance.
Prospective students and their families can use our interactive calculators to estimate a family contribution and need-based award.
General Policies for the Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid FAQs for current and prospective students.
Current Barnard students can use their Financial Aid Portal to track the status of their financial aid application, upload documents, and access financial aid forms and resources.
All required documents will be listed on each applicant's personalized Financial Aid Checklist. This page provides a comprehensive list of all financial aid forms and resources.
A guide to help you understand how your financial aid decision is calculated.
A guide to understanding how financial aid is applied to your bill and an overview of financing options.
Apply for a Loan
Federal Direct Stafford Student Loans are available for students to borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education Direct Loan program.
The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is available for parents to borrow to help cover all or part of the educational costs for the year.
Students may choose to apply for private education loans from outside lenders either as an alternative or in addition to federal loans.
The Financial Aid Office is available to address any and all concerns you may have by phone, email or by appointment.