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The University of Pennsylvania now calls its financial aid program “all-grant,” but Harvard still considers the “no-loan” branding integral to its own program.
Harvard will offer a new college application platform that positions itself as a more individualized alternative to the Common Application
The 12 new committee members—six elected “program marshals” and six marshals appointed to oversee the annual Senior Gift fund—are tasked with representing their classmates.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, talks about how to deal with the problem of college funding in the United States. "Most schools face no consequences for failing to serve their students or for wasting federal financial aid dollars," she said.
While fundraising for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has far exceeded its goal, some campaign priorities—such as House renewal and financial aid—lag, according to an internal August report on Faculty of Arts and Sciences campaign progress.
Harvard has raised more than $6 billion in gifts and pledges in its capital campaign, charging still closer to its public goal of $6.5 billion.
Applicants to colleges and universities will be able to apply for federal financial aid starting Oct. 1 next year.
The final version of the scorecard departs from previous plans, which called for explicit ranking of colleges against one another.
The U.S. Department of Education now plans to release a data tool for prospective students and their families to compare colleges this summer.
About 81 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to matriculate, which is about even with the rates of the past two years.
In her latest travel stop as part of the “Your Harvard” event series for the University's largest ever capital campaign, University President Drew G. Faust visited Chicago last week.
Even at a school acknowledged to have one of the most generous financial aid programs in academia, students at Harvard still run into barriers created by costly course materials.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 has speculated that the Admissions Office’s use of a new low-income student outreach program called Harvard College Connection may have contributed to a larger pool of applicants than in previous years.
According to admissions experts, the historic decline in admissions rates has been driven by students applying to larger numbers of colleges and increased university recruiting efforts.
The University accepted a total 1,990 students out of 37,305 applicants, and 2.8 percent of regular applicants.