Financial aid forms and deadlines
If you think you will need financial aid to attend Barnard, you must apply at the same time that you apply for Early Decision or Regular Decision admission. It’s important to meet all financial aid deadlines. Browse the forms and deadlines.
Smart Financial Decisions
Families should begin honest conversations about finances at the start of the college process. The Federal Government and colleges and universities expect families to be responsible for the portion of college costs they can reasonably afford, determined using standard financial aid formulas, both federal and institutional. As students research colleges, learning the ins and outs of the application process, so should families research college costs, financial aid policies, and educational financing options.
Helpful resources for research can be found in the local public library, in most college counseling or guidance offices, and on the web. Many high schools host free financial aid nights. Families may want to investigate savings plans, financial aid estimators, loan and outside scholarship opportunities, and make smart decisions about applying so that the best choices are available. The Net Price Calculator and My Intuition should provide the details necessary for families to evaluate next steps. Finally, honest, clear, and informed conversations will help these decisions go more smoothly. When the tuition bill is due, families will have choices and will be more prepared to answer questions about how to pay.