Harvard Financial Aid Initiative


Welcoming Students From All Economic Backgrounds

The Harvard College Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) recruitment program serves as a touchstone for those looking to learn more about the application and financial aid process, both at Harvard and at large.


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.

HFAI Coordinators Spring 2024

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

  • Ricky Class of '27

    Hello! My name is Ricky and I’m a first-year student thinking of studying statistics on a data science track.

    Ricky, HFAI Coordinator
  • Faseeh Class of '27

    Hello! My name is Faseeh and I am a first-year at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics and Chemistry (probably). I grew up in Pakistan, and had never travelled internationally until I came to Harvard.

    Photo of Faseeh, HFAI Coordinator
  • Maha Class of '25

    Hi friends! My name is Maha and I am a Pakistani-American Muslim from Chicago, Illinois. I’m a current sophomore in Leverett house and am doing a double concentration in History of Science and Social Anthropology with a secondary in AFVS (Art, Film, Visual Studies) on the pre-medical track.

    Maha, HFAI Coordinator
  • Merlin Class of '25

    Hello! My name is Merlin, and I am a junior studying human developmental and regenerative biology and global health and health policy.

    Merlin D'souza
  • Trinh Class of '25

    Hello everyone! I'm Trinh, a junior in Kirkland House, concentrating in neuroscience with a secondary in computer science, and a citation in Spanish.

    Trinh Nguyen
  • David Class of '25

    Habari zenu (Hello everyone)! My name is David and I am a junior in Adams House from Kenya. I concentrate in applied mathematics (government honors track), with a secondary in global health & health policy, and I’m on track to earn a language citation in Arabic.

    David, HFAI Coordinator
  • Maryam Class of '25

    Hi everyone! My name is Maryam and I am a first-generation, low-income (FGLI) junior at Harvard College! I am an Algerian-American student. 

    Maryam, HFAI Coordinator
  • Inno Class of '25

    Kamwene! My name is Innocent (Inno), and I am a junior at Harvard College studying computer science. I hail from Tanzania.

    Inno, HFAI Coordinator


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.


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