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

  • David Johnson Aboge Class of '25

    Hello everyone! My name is David Johnson Aboge and I am a first-year student living in Weld from Kisumu, a city by Lake Victoria in Kenya. I intend to concentrate in Applied Mathematics, with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy, and earn a language citation in Arabic.

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  • Aisha Abdelhamid Class of '23

    Hey y'all! My name is Aisha and I am an Egyptian from Long Island, NY. I am currently a junior in Leverett House, concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Educational Studies and a citation in Arabic.

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  • Maryam Guerrab Class of '25

    Hey y'all! My name is Maryam Guerrab and I'm a first-year student living in Thayer. I'm interested in studying Government, Data Science, and Economics, with a citation in Arabic. I'm a first-generation, low-income student originally from Raleigh, North Carolina!

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    Maryam, HFAI Coordinator
  • Inno Munai Class of '25

    Kamwene! My name is Innocent (Inno) Munai, and I am a first-year student at Harvard College thinking of concentrating in Mathematics, or Computer Science, or both! I hail from Iringa, Tanzania, where I grew up in a village called Ilula, lying south of the Great Ruaha River. What I wrote up there in italics is my Kihehe (native language) salutation translating to "Greetings!".

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    Innocent, HFAI Coordinator
  • Nadya Nfaoui Class of '22

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

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    Nadya, HFAI Coordinator
  • Madi Fabber Class of '22

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

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    Madi, HFAI Coordinator
  • Mayowa Jolayemi Class of '23

    Hi everyone! My name is Mayowa Jolayemi and I’m a junior in Currier House from Los Angeles, California, concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Computer Science or Psychology.

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    Mayowa, HFAI Coordinator
  • Carter Martindale Class of '23

    Hello! My name is Carter Martindale, I'm a junior in Quincy House studying Government with a secondary in Russian studies.

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  • Olga Kiyan Class of '22

    Hey y’all! My name is Olga Kiyan, and I am a senior studying Economics with a secondary in Government as well as pursuing a citation in Russian. I am from right outside of Fort Lauderdale, FL, but on campus I live in Winthrop House.

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    College student, Olga
  • Evelyn Manyatta Class of '22

    Hello! My name is Evelyn Manyatta, and I am a Senior living in Eliot House. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and I am an Economics Concentrator with a secondary in Computer Science.

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    Evelyn, 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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