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Educational, Living, and Travel Expenses

When you spend a term or year at Harvard, you will need to pay the costs listed below. Visiting undergraduate students are not eligible for Harvard financial aid, and you must secure your own funding. In order to satisfy U.S. Immigration requirements, international students must demonstrate that they can afford all expenses, including tuition, fees, living expenses, and travel.

While you are responsible for securing your own off-campus housing, you will need to show that you can afford the room and board estimations shown below before arriving at Harvard.

Most Harvard College students are enrolled in four courses per term, but you may choose to enroll in fewer. If you are an international student, you are required by United States immigration laws to enroll in a full-time program of study in order to obtain your visa. 

Tuition Rates Per Course for 2018 - 2019

Tuition Only
Course Rate Per Semester Per Year
1 $5,792 $11,585
2 $11,585 $23,170
3 $17,377 $34,755
4 $23,170 $46,340

Room & Board and Fees for 2018 - 2019

Room & Board and Fees Only
Cost Per Semester Per Year
Health Services Fee $589 $1,178
Student Services Fee $1,451 $2,902
Blue Cross Blue Shield $1,682 $3,364
Room $5,304 $10,609
Board $3,275 $6,551
Personal $2,035 $4,070
Travel $2,500 $5,000
TOTAL $16,836 $33,674

Total Tuition, Room & Board for 2018-2019

TOTAL Per Semester Per Year
Tuition, Room & Board $40,007 $80,014



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