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Financial Aid

How Selective is Too Selective?
Admissions

How Selective Is Too Selective?

Some question whether by becoming too exclusive, Harvard and other ultra-selective colleges might eventually discourage qualified applicants from even bothering to apply.

College

Senior Bars Were Just Too Wild

Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past. April 21, 1953: Moscow University Gets Sacred Ibis Threski, the Lampoon's Sacred Ibis, now rests in Russian territory. Semyon K. Tsarapkin, Deputy Representative of the U.S.S.R. in the United Nations, accepted the Ibis on behalf of the Russian Government yesterday at Russian Delegation Headquarters on 680 Park Avenue, New York City. Michael Maccoby and George S. Abrams, CRIMSON President and Managing Editor who made the presentation on behalf of the Lampoon, expressed the hope that the Lampoon's Ibis would find its final resting place on one of the spires of the new Moscow University, to be opened next fall. Mr. Taarapkin and Mr. Svirin, first secretary of the delegation who acted as interpreter, indicated they would send the bird to Moscow immediately and voiced thanks from the U.S.S.R. for the gift.

College

Radcliffe Girls Consume 'Five Tons of Roast Lamb'

Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

Student Life

Undergraduate Costs Will Reach $54,496

The price of a Harvard education continues to rise, with total costs for undergraduates increasing 3.5 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year—to $54,496.

Federal State Relations

Biden Addresses Harvard Financial Aid

Threats to tie federal funding to the cost of university tuition are unlikely to affect Harvard, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. said on a conference call with members of the media Thursday.

Harvard in the World

Obama Revises Student Loans

President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he plans to sign an executive order that will ease the financial burden of student loans for many young Americans, including some Harvard undergraduates and graduate students.

Admissions

Same-Sex Parents Avoid Financial Aid Bias

Though the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA and a key document in college financial aid applications, does not recognize same-sex couples, students at Harvard with parents of the same sex have been relatively unaffected by the bureaucratic hurdle, according to Director of Financial Aid Sally C. Donahue.

Politics

Students Rally for DREAM

A group of Harvard students and community members gathered on the steps of Widener Library Saturday afternoon to show support for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act.

College

Harvard Tuition Rises to $52,650

The jump in price will be coupled with a $2 million increase in the financial aid budget, bringing the total cost of financial aid to a record high of more than $160 million.

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Student Life

Inquisitive Posters Tied to Senior Gift

If you're confused by the signs around campus asking "What if we had no financial aid?" and "How much fun did you have at Yardfest?", we've got an answer for you. After a bit of investigative journalism, we've confirmed that the posters are part of an advertising campaign for the senior class gift fund.

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Financial Aid

Default Rates on Student Loans Rise

Default rates on student loans are increasing, as Education Secretary Arne S. Duncan ’86 announced last week, but the news has not translated into dramatic changes for a private university like Harvard.

Changes to Admissions and Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Changes to Admissions and Financial Aid

This year's senior class was the second to last class to have early admissions and was one of the first to experience the benefits of the new financial aid initiative announced in December 2007.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Officers Praise Health Care and Education Bill

Financial aid officials from nearby universities hailed President Barack Obama’s signing of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 yesterday as landmark legislation that could bring changes to financial aid programs at institutions of higher education across the country.

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