Alternate Application for Financial Aid

Uploader and Instructions for Prospective Students 2024-2025

Financial aid is available in the same way to all admitted Harvard students, regardless of citizenship or country of residence. Students (both US and international) can apply online by following the instructions posted on our website. Though most international students will apply through the online application process, our alternate paper process is available for students in the following exceptional situations:

  1. The CSS Profile fee proves prohibitive and they are unable to obtain a fee waiver. (CSS Profile fee waivers are applied automatically by the College Board for US students on the basis of financial need).
  2. The CSS Profile is unable to process payments from their country.
  3. Unreliable internet access.

Please note: these instructions are not appropriate for US students.

Alternate Instructions for Paper Application

All students will need to submit a Financial Statement for Students from Foreign Countries and Supporting Documents.

Alternate Instructions