Barnard College

New York, NY

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on estimated costs for the 2023-2024 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. You will receive your official financial aid offer on your student aid portal from Amherst College.

Annual Cost



Housing & Food


Books & Supplies






Required Fees






Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Student Savings


Parent Contribution


Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

All outside scholarships must be reported to the Financial Aid Office by submitting a copy of the award certificate or letter from the scholarship donor indicating the type and amount of the award. All outside scholarships reduce or replace the self-help portion of the package (federal loans and student contribution), and the Financial Aid Office will adjust the package as soon as documentation of the outside scholarship is received. Outside scholarships do not change or impact the expected parent contribution.

Policy on Health Insurance

Barnard students are required to have health insurance through their parent(s) or a qualified plan. However, students who receive institutional aid and do not qualify for the waiver can request additional grants to cover the health insurance fees.

Policy on Travel Allowance

Travel expenses for Barnard students are determined by their primary residence and used during the initial financial aid evaluation. These allowances are done on a case-by-case basis and will be covered by the family as part of the student’s Self-Help.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award

While there are no academic requirements for the National College Match process, students will need to meet the college’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards to be eligible for aid each year.

Policy on Student Contribution

Students may be expected to contribute toward their college expenses even if they have a $0 parent contribution. This contribution can be met with income from summer earnings, portion of any assets, or familial assistance. 

Other Details

Barnard's financial aid process is designed to foster equality, access, and diversity. Barnard's policies reflect their commitment to making Barnard a realistic option for families, regardless of finances, and ensuring qualified applicants are able to afford to attend. All financial aid at Barnard is awarded based solely on demonstrated need. Barnard does not offer any merit awards.

Deadlines: Barnard College has strict deadlines for any student who intends to apply for financial aid. Students will not be considered eligible for the upcoming academic year if the required documents are not received by the appropriate deadline