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Financial Aid


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-four percent of students pay nothing to attend, and more than half receive need-based scholarships. So, yes—you can afford Harvard.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Financial Aid Works

By The Numbers


  • 24 % of Harvard families pay nothing

  • 55 % receive Harvard scholarship aid

  • $ 13 K average parent contribution

  • 100 % of students can graduate debt-free

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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.

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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.

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Federal Disclosures

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.

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Contacting the Griffin Financial Aid Office

At this time, the Griffin Financial Aid Office will be conducting business in a hybrid remote and on-campus model. We are dedicated to answering your questions and will be available by email to assist. If you are a current student, please email For prospective students, please email If you need to contact the Student Employment Office, please email