The Griffin Financial Aid Office provides need-based aid that allows us to bring the best students to Harvard, regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks in large part to Ken Griffin’s transformative generosity, along with that of many other donors who support our groundbreaking financial aid program, twenty percent of students pay nothing to attend, and more than half receive need-based scholarships. So, yes—you can afford Harvard.
Aid for the 2020-21 Academic Year
In light of the College's announcement of plans for the upcoming fall, we have updated some of our financial aid policies and procedures. For more information about how financial aid will work this year, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Contacting the Griffin Financial Aid Office
For the safety of our staff and students, the Griffin Financial Aid Office will be conducting all business online while our staff work remotely. We are dedicated to answering your questions and will be available by email to assist. If you are a current student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For prospective students, please email email@example.com. If you need to contact the Student Employment Office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Financial Aid Works
By The Numbers
20 % of Harvard families pay nothing
55 % receive Harvard scholarship aid
$ 12 K average parent contribution
100 % of students can graduate debt-free
Net Price Calculator
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Applying for Financial Aid - Prospective and Current Students
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Additional Funding & Procedures
Supplemental funding for research, service, and more
Did You Know?
In addition to aid for tuition, Harvard offers millions of dollars in student funding for public service, research and learning, international travel, and career opportunities.
History of Financial Aid
From the first bequest to aid students in 1643 to Ken Griffin's landmark gift of $125 million in 2014 - and beyond, we've maintained a strong commitment to affordability and access.
As required by the Department of Education, we are providing information on the federal Consumer Information disclosures. These disclosures entail: basic financial aid information, descriptions of Harvard’s academic programs, procedures, and costs, as well as Harvard’s policies and required reporting. In this notice we provide a brief description of the various disclosures and how to obtain the full disclosures.