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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 2017 - 2018

Course Rate Per Semester Per Year
1 $5,624 $11,248
2 $11,248 $22,495
3 $16,871 $33,742
4 $22,495 $44,990

Room & Board and Fees for 2017 - 2018

Room & Board and Fees for 2017 - 2018
Cost Per Semester Per Year
Health Services Fee $571 $1,142
Student Services Fee $705 $1,410
Blue Cross Blue Shield $1,565 $3,130
Room $5,150 $10,300
Board $3,180 $6,360
Personal $1,996 $3,992
Travel $2,500 $5,000
TOTAL $15,667 $31,334



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