We are committed to ensuring all admitted students have the opportunity to attend Harvard, regardless of the economic obstacles they have encountered. We launched the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) in 2004 to enhance this effort and to raise awareness of college affordability for students interested in all kinds of colleges and universities.

Our student coordinators are eager to discuss student life, the basics of financial aid policy, and the specifics of the Harvard application. Contact HFAI to hear about their experiences at Harvard.

Student Group: HFAI

  • Carter Martindale Class of '23

    Hello! My name is Carter Martindale, and I'm a first year living in Hollis Hall. I am pursuing a joint concentration in government and religion as well as earning a language citation in Russian.

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    College student, Carter
  • Olga Kiyan Class of '22

    Hey y’all! My name is Olga Kiyan, and I am from right outside of Fort Lauderdale, FL. I’m a sophomore living in Winthrop House, and I’m concentrating in economics with a secondary in government.

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    College student, Olga
  • Alian Godoy Class of '21

    Hey y’all! My name is Alian Godoy and my hometown is the lovely Tucson, Arizona. I’m a junior living in Winthrop House and I’m concentrating in applied mathematics with a secondary in art, film, and visual studies.

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  • Evelyn Manyatta Class of '22

    Hello! My name is Evelyn, and I am a rising sophomore in Eliot House. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I am planning to concentrate in economics with a secondary in environmental science and public policy.

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Do you have questions about financial aid or about student life at Harvard? Fill out this form to contact a current Harvard College student. Our coordinators are here to help answer questions about financial aid, the application process, and student life, and they will be in touch with you as soon as possible. You can also join our mailing list to request more information about Harvard College.