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Harvard CFO Says the University’s Revenues Have ‘Rebounded’ to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said the University’s revenues have “rebounded” to pre-pandemic levels, placing Harvard in a “healthy” financial condition, in an interview last Thursday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Since the Harvard Kennedy School Overhauled its Financial Aid Team, Students Say Services Have Suffered

The Harvard Kennedy School restructured its admissions and financial aid teams in 2021, laying off almost all of its enrollment services staff. But the restructuring, more than a dozen students said, has often left them in the dark about the state of loans, financial aid, and other basic student services.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Donates $24 Million to Harvard Business School

The Kraft family, which owns the New England Patriots, donated $24 million to Harvard Business School earlier this month to establish the Robert K. Kraft Family Fellowship Fund, which will be the largest endowed fellowship fund at the school.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Students and Alumni Advocate for Inflation-Adjusted Financial Support

More than a hundred Harvard Law School Students and Alumni signed onto a letter last week calling on the school to adjust its Low Income Protection Plan to rising inflation rates.

Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School Will Increase Stipend Amounts for Scholarship Packages This Fall

The Harvard Divinity School will increase its stipend payouts for need-based and merit scholarship packages beginning this fall.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Coronavirus Financial Aid/Tuition

Coronavirus Financial Aid/Tuition

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