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Drew Faust + GSD
Central Administration

Design School Campaign Raises $7 Million in 13 Months

Harvard’s Graduate School of Design raised just about $7 million in its segment of the University’s ongoing capital campaign in the 13 months following the launch of its public phase in September of last year.


Harvard Tuition Jumped 31 Percent Since 1998, Report Says

The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Harvard Law School Campaign Launch Gala
Central Administration

Law School Begins Public Campaign With a Head Start

While most schools begin the public phase of their fundraising efforts with half to two-thirds of the goal reached, Harvard Law School has an unusual head start to its campaign.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Despite Changes at Penn, Harvard Stands by ‘No-Loan’ Label

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.

Acceptance Letters

Harvard Joins Coalition To Offer Common App Alternative

Harvard will offer a new college application platform that positions itself as a more individualized alternative to the Common Application


12 More Seniors Named to Class Committee

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 Speaks at Forum
College Finance

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Forum

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.

FAS Campaign Progress
Central Administration

FAS Campaign Progress

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.

Chan and Faust
Central Administration

Harvard’s Capital Campaign Crosses $6 Billion Mark

​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.

Obama Comes to Boston

Government Will Make FAFSA Available in October Next Year

Applicants to colleges and universities will be able to apply for federal financial aid starting Oct. 1 next year.

Obama Comes to Boston
Central Administration

Department of Education Releases Finalized College 'Scorecard'

The final version of the scorecard departs from previous plans, which called for explicit ranking of colleges against one another.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Education Department Backs Away From College Rating System

The U.S. Department of Education now plans to release a data tool for prospective students and their families to compare colleges this summer.


Yield Remains Steady at 81 Percent for Class of 2019

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.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Faust Visits Chicago for 'Your Harvard' Alumni Event

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.


For Low-Income Students, the Cost of Books Can Be a Burden

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.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes