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Feds Allege Parents of 2013 Grad Defrauded College of Financial Aid Funding

According to the complaint, Joseph N. Fonge and Barbara E. Fonge reported false income figures to the University between 2010 and 2013 in an attempt to defraud the College of financial aid funding.

The Gates Within

The Gates Within

As Harvard College tears down financial barriers to entry, its low-income students say they still wonder if they have a place inside the Ivory Tower.

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Undergraduate Council

Interactive Feature: The Class of 2014, By the Numbers

The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Aims To Raise $1 Billion in Campaign

The school has already raised $600 million in gifts and pledges, putting it well on its way to fulfilling its share of the University-wide goal.

Harvard Divinity School

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

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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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

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.

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