Financial Aid

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

With Return to Campus, Low-Income Students Navigate Finding Jobs

As students return to somewhat normal life on campus, many must search for employment — a task that students interviewed said has proven especially challenging this fall.

Leslie Jimenez First Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony

FGLI Students Celebrated in Inaugural First-Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony

Harvard held its inaugural First-Gen/Next Gen Graduation Ceremony on May 23, a special commencement celebration honoring the achievements of graduating students across the University who are first generation, low income, undocumented, DACA or TPS recipients, or mixed-status.

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Student Life

Financial Aid Director Clarifies Aid Policies As Students Face Changing Financial Circumstances

Harvard College financial aid representatives shed light on the process for requesting additional aid amid changing financial circumstances for students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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College Finance

Harvard Affiliates Troubled by Biden’s Stance on Student Loan Debt

Harvard students reacted with disappointment and frustration after President Joe Biden said on Feb. 16 he would not forgive more than $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower, singling out Harvard as an institution whose students did not require debt relief.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Students Reiterate Calls for Need-Based Financial Aid System

At the pandemic's start, Kennedy School students advocated for need-based financial aid. Months later, they say the school’s response is still not enough.

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College Launches Scholarship Program for Summer School Courses

Harvard College announced the launch of a scholarship application for Harvard Summer School courses Tuesday morning.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Dean Reduces Salary Due to Coronavirus's Financial Toll

Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 announced in an April 14 email to the Law School that he will reduce his salary for the coming year due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Harvard Management Company

Harvard Has The Largest University Endowment in the World. CFO Hollister Says It Has Its Limits.

As the coronavirus pandemic devastates the global economy, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said in a Thursday interview that administrators will seek to balance the University’s long-term financial welfare with its need for immediate financial support when utilizing the school’s endowment.

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Financial Aid

Responding to Coronavirus Financial Crisis, Harvard Graduate Students Seek Student Loan Relief

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, recent legislation offers all borrowers of federally-held student loans a reprieve from payments for six months, through Sept. 30, without accruing interest. But many graduate students at Harvard have private loans — not all of which are offering comparable accommodations.

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Coronavirus Financial Aid/Tuition

The Financial Aid Office has offered storage and moving stipends in advance of the Sunday move out date.

Coronavirus Financial Aid/Tuition

College Subsidizes Travel and Storage for Financial Aid Recipients

The Financial Aid Office and Undergraduate Council are working to provide storage and shipping options ahead of Sunday’s move-out deadline.

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Students Scramble to Find Last-Minute Housing After Being Displaced By Coronavirus Measures

Many undergraduates are scrambling to find last-minute housing arrangements after Harvard’s announcement that students must vacate their dorms by Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But for some students, returning home can be a dangerous option.

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‘The Shortest Notice Possible’: For First-Generation, Low-Income Students, Rapid Move-Out from Harvard Brings Unexpected Challenges

Within hours, the email sent students scrambling to pack up all their belongings and make plans to vacate. But Barton and others say it hit one group of undergraduates particularly hard: first-generation and low-income students, many of whom depend upon Harvard for food, housing, and stability.

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University Housing Rent to Rise in 2020-2021 Year

Rent for University-owned apartments will increase by an average of one percent for the 2020-2021 academic year, Harvard University Housing announced Friday.


Financial Aid, Graduate Fellowships Top Fundraising Priorities, Harvard VP Says

Harvard has focused its fundraising on student financial aid, securing graduate fellowships, and continuing development in Allston, University Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Brian K. Lee said in an interview Wednesday.