Financial Aid Process for International Applicants 

All Barnard aid is based on financial need, and we are committed to offering the College's educational opportunities to as many students as possible. Unfortunately, limited federal and state aid funds severely restrict Barnard's ability to cover the need of all eligible international first-year applicants. A small number of need-based scholarships are available to international first-year students each year. Selection is extremely competitive for these scholarships, and given that Barnard meets full demonstrated need for admitted students, the review of applications for admissions for International Students is need sensitive. 


First-year international applicants who wish to be considered for aid must complete and submit the following forms: 

  • College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid Profile Form
    • Note:  Applicants from the countries of Benin, Cameroon, Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Sudan and Toga cannot use the CSS Profile.  Please email the Financial Aid Office at for an alternative solution. 
  • Foreign income documentation (translated into U.S. dollars) from two years ago (i.e. 2018 applicants will submit documents from the 2016 tax year)
    • Examples of foreign income documentation are: 1) the country's tax return or 2) signed statement from your parents' employer(s) on the company's letterhead indicating annual wages, bonuses, and benefits

You do not need to submit the certificate of finances or supporting bank statements unless you are admitted to Barnard and plan to enroll. 

Applicants from the United World Colleges (UWC)

United World College (UWC) students bring a wealth of experience from all over the world to the Barnard College community. Through a unique partnership, any UWC graduate admitted to Barnard with financial need will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 provided by the Shelby Davis Fund. Please note that UWC graduates will be evaluated for need using the same guidelines as all other Barnard financial aid applicants.



For more information regarding financial aid, please visit the financial aid website or contact with any questions.