The total cost of attendance at Harvard University is
per year (which includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses)
|Room and Board||$17,160|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000|
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If you're applying to Harvard University and hoping for need-based financial aid, you'll need to fill out the CSS Profile.
The average student at Harvard University pays
At Harvard University
of freshmen receive some form of financial aid
|Income range||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||-$230|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$632|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$3,392|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$15,613|
|$110,001 and up||$42,123|
Harvard University's financial aid meets
of students' demonstrated need
The average Harvard University merit scholarship for students without financial need is
How much will I pay at Harvard University?
Harvard University offers financial aid to help students pay for college. In order to apply for need-based financial aid you will have to submit a CSS profile and an IDOC packet. If you are interested in checking out what it would cost to attend Harvard, the website also offers a net price calculator for prospective students to use to determine what the cost range would be to attend Harvard.
Financial aid page resources
On Harvard's Financial Aid page there are several resources available for students including
tips for completing financial aid forms for admitted students understanding your financial aid award, understanding your financial aid award as an international student, and supplemental funding resources. There is also a host of personal finance webinars and workshops offered.
Harvard University Financial Wellness page
There is also a page called Harvard University Financial Wellness as part of Harvard's Financial Aid page on its website offering articles, tips, etc. Harvard also hosts several financial educational events on and off campus. The Harvard Financial Aid website also features information on saving and investing along with additional information on taxes with additional helpful resources.
Harvard partners with American Student Assistance and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union to help enhance and teach financial literacy to students through a variety of events. They also host Financial Literacy Day for all of the colleges on Harvard's campus. It is held on April 8th each year. They also use Google Hangouts to host sessions on a variety of helpful financial topics. Some of the topics they cover include financial aid, budgeting, money management, and credit.
FUNds program and other benefits
First Year FUNds is a program where first-year students can work to plan an event and apply for funds in order to do so. Harvard also offers low-cost or free events for current students with a variety of student discounts and through the Harvard Box Office.
Apps and more
Additional resources include GreenPath Financial Wellness which provides expert financial counseling, videos, webinar, tools, and articles. Harvard students and prospective students can have access to Shoestring Strategies for Life which is a 37 page PDF guide created by Harvard Financial Aid Initiative student coordinators. There is also an app to go along with it available on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
Harvard also offers resources for recent graduates and parents looking to navigate the idiosyncrasies of student loan repayment.
Harvard University's full cost of attendance has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Harvard University's average net price has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Given past trends, we expect Harvard University's tuition pricing to be the following.
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The average starting salary for a Harvard University graduate is
and grows in the following way over time
|Years after graduation||Average salary|
The average student at Harvard University takes out
in student loans
The student loan repayment rate at Harvard University is
after five years
after seven years
The student loan default rate at Harvard University is
after three years
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The application fee for Harvard University is
The acceptance rate at Harvard University is
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