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Notification of Outside Awards

Helping You Meet Your Need

Our policy

If you are on financial aid, our policy is to use the full amount of your outside awards first to replace your term-time job expectation, and then your summer earnings expectation.

Any amount greater than that is used to meet your demonstrated financial need first, before replacing your parent contribution. Since the intent of these awards is that they be used for educational purposes, you must report them to us. You will receive instructions in late May or early June for reporting any outside scholarships.

Report your outside awards.

Contact information for outside donors

Outside award donors often request special handling or additional information before they remit their funds. The following contact information may be helpful as you arrange for your outside awards to be sent to Harvard.

Checks and requests for bills

Student Accounts Office
Attn: Outside Awards
953 Smith Campus Center
1350 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-2739

Proof of enrollment

Office of the Registrar
Attn: Proof of Enrollment
450 Smith Campus Center
1350 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-1543

Please note: verification of enrollment forms cannot be sent to donors until after Fall Semester Registration.

Requests for grades

Office of the Registrar
Attn: Transcript Office
450 Smith Campus Center
1350 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-1543

Please note: All grade requests must include a signed permission from the student to release the grades and a $3 fee.

 

Dedicated to Affordability

Families with incomes between $65,000 and $150,000 will typically contribute from 0-10% of their income.