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Applying for Aid

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Get the Financial Support You Need

We strive to make our financial aid application as streamlined as possible. If you run into difficulty, you can call our office and speak to a financial aid officer in order to make sure your application process runs smoothly.

You will be asked to provide information about your family income and assets, outside awards, and unusual or changed financial circumstances. Once we have reviewed your information and determined your demonstrated need, you will be notified of your award for the coming year.

Both current and prospective students have access to financial aid officers year-round by email, phone or in person. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Application process for prospective students

Apply for aid at the same time as you apply for admission. Your financial aid application will in no way jeopardize your chances of admission.

Start your financial aid application.

Reapplication process for current students

You can always apply for financial aid. If you applied for aid in the previous academic year, we will automatically email you instructions for reapplying for the following year. You will need to update your information to reapply. 

Renew your financial aid application.

Summer or study abroad aid applications

Aid is also available for educational experiences outside the regular academic year, such as summer school and study abroad.

Facts About Financial Aid


Amount that parents making less than $65,000 are expected to contribute.

Ninety percent of American families would pay the same or less to send their children to Harvard as they would a state school.


Get step-by-step tips for completing your application.