In recent years, Barnard has offered a "Senior Option," which allowed Seniors on financial aid to apply those funds toward rent for an off-campus apartment. The Senior Option was created as a response in years in which the College had a shortage of vacancies in campus housing for students on the Wait List after Room Selection and for new students.
After evaluating our current housing stock and the number of projected First-Year and Transfer student enrollments, we have determined that the Senior Option will not be offered for the 2009-2010 academic year.
If you chose a room for the 2009-2010 academic year during this year's Room Selection process and wish to cancel it in order to move off-campus, you have until May 15 to do so without incurring the $1000 cancellation charge. If you do decide to move off-campus, we encourage you to discuss your individual circumstances with the Financial Aid office, as changing to commuter status will affect the amount of financial aid you may be eligible for and/or receive.