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

  • Nadya Nfaoui Class of '22

    Hi! My name is Nadya Nfaoui and I am a Junior concentrating in the History of Science on the Mind Brain and Behavior Track with a citation in Spanish, living (usually) in Mather House.

    Student Profile
    Nadya, HFAI coordinator
  • Madi Fabber Class of '22

    Hi y’all! My name is Madi, and I’m a junior in Winthrop House studying English; Theater, Dance, & Media; and Folklore & Mythology.

    Student Profile
    Madi, HFAI coordinator
  • Mayowa Jolayemi Class of '23

    Hi everyone! My name is Mayowa Jolayemi and I’m a sophomore in (virtual) Currier House from Los Angeles, California, planning to concentrate in Economics with a secondary in Education or Psychology.

    Student Profile
    Mayowa Jolayemi
  • Carter Martindale Class of '23

    Hello! My name is Carter Martindale, and I'm a sophomore who would be living in Quincy House, but is studying remotely from Provo, Utah. I am a history concentrator who is also thinking about pursuing a secondary in Russian studies.

    Student Profile
    Carter Martindale
  • 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.

    Student Profile
    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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    headshot of Alian
  • Evelyn Manyatta Class of '22

    Hello! My name is Evelyn, and I am a Junior in Eliot House. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and I am an Economics Concentrator.

    Student Profile
    Evelyn, HFAI Coordinator
  • Diego Navarrete Class of '21

    Hey! My name is Diego Navarrete, a junior at Harvard living in Pforzheimer House. I am concentrating in government, with a secondary in ethnicity, migration, & rights. I was born in Chihuahua, México, but have lived in the great city of Detroit, Michigan for the past 17 years.

    Student Profile
    College student, Diego


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.