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Religion

Divinity School Launches Capital Campaign, Aims to Raise $50 Million

The Divinity School’s $50 million target, which is Harvard’s second smallest school, represents less than 1 percent of the University’s $6.5 billion fundraising goal.

A Breakdown of the Harvard Campaign
FAS

With $1.3 Billion Pledged, FAS Campaign Over Halfway to Goal

The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences raised a little more than half of its $2.5 billion fundraising goal as of the end of February, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith wrote in an email to the Faculty Monday morning.

Acceptance Letters Send-Off
Admissions

First-Class Mail and Mimosas Mark a Celebratory Day for Admissions Staff

Around noon, with photographers in place, the staff formed a human assembly line from within the office out to a waiting mail truck. Inside, a late breakfast of pancakes, coffee, and well-mixed mimosas awaited the celebratory staff.

Admissions

Tuition Will Increase by 3.9 Percent, Largest Percentage Increase in Seven Years

The $2,200 hike, which represents a 3.9 percent increase, brings the total cost of tuition, room, board, and other fees to $58,607 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Acceptance Letters
Admissions

Harvard Makes Admissions Offers to 5.9 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2018

At 5 p.m., the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will send emails to 1,031 regular applicants receiving offers.

Admissions

After Accusations of Misleading Aid Applicants, Harvard Clarifies Online Instructions

The Office and Admissions and Financial Aid altered the instructions to financial aid applicants. The purpose for both the CSS and FAFSA forms is now clarified.

Largest Donation
College

Griffin ’89 Gives $150 Million to Harvard, Largest Gift in College's History

Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 has donated $150 million to Harvard and has directed at least $125 million of the gift to support financial aid at the College. The gift, announced by the University on Wednesday afternoon, is the largest in the history of Harvard College.

Admissions

Harvard Among Schools Providing Unclear Financial Aid Instructions, Congressional Committee Alleges

Harvard, along with 110 other institutions of higher education, may be illegally misleading prospective students by providing unclear financial aid instructions, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation.

Admissions

34,295 Apply to Class of 2018, Marking Slight Decrease from Previous Year

Despite the 2 percent decrease in applications for early and regular admission, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said that the number of applications has been largely constant in recent years.

Central Administration

Harvard Joins in White House Effort To Make College Education More Affordable and Accessible

Harvard was among dozens of institutions of higher learning to renew and share its efforts to reach out to potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds last week.

Tuition Growth at Elite Colleges
Admissions

American College Tuition Fees Skyrocket

When Tony Soprano sent his daughter to Columbia University in the famous TV show "The Sopranos", he recoiled from an additional $50,000 "donation" that the dean requested. Even the great mob boss of New Jersey considered Ivy League costs a shakedown—and that episode aired in 2001.

Harvard Law School

HLS Will Drop Deposit for Admitted Students

In line with its commitment to need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid, Harvard Law School will no longer collect deposits from admitted students who accept an admissions offer beginning with the Class of 2017.

Admissions

New Admissions Outreach Initiative Seeks To Encourage Low-Income College Applicants

The undertaking, called The Harvard College Connection, will seek to provide students with information about their options for college and financial aid by emphasizing social media and other online communications methods.

Harvard in the World

Faust Criticizes Obama's Financial Aid Proposal

University President Drew G. Faust criticized President Barack Obama’s proposal to tie federal financial aid to government-created college rankings, a legislative goal that Obama has championed as a key step to making college more affordable.

Admissions

Q&A: A Breakdown of Financial Aid

Many high-ranking schools also have top-notch financial aid programs.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance