Financial Aid


Harvard Has The Largest University Endowment in the World. CFO Hollister Says It Has Its Limits.

As the coronavirus pandemic devastates the global economy, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister said in a Thursday interview that administrators will seek to balance the University’s long-term financial welfare with its need for immediate financial support when utilizing the school’s endowment.


Responding to Coronavirus Financial Crisis, Harvard Graduate Students Seek Student Loan Relief

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, recent legislation offers all borrowers of federally-held student loans a reprieve from payments for six months, through Sept. 30, without accruing interest. But many graduate students at Harvard have private loans — not all of which are offering comparable accommodations.


College Subsidizes Travel and Storage for Financial Aid Recipients

The Financial Aid Office and Undergraduate Council are working to provide storage and shipping options ahead of Sunday’s move-out deadline.


Students Scramble to Find Last-Minute Housing After Being Displaced By Coronavirus Measures

Many undergraduates are scrambling to find last-minute housing arrangements after Harvard’s announcement that students must vacate their dorms by Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But for some students, returning home can be a dangerous option.


‘The Shortest Notice Possible’: For First-Generation, Low-Income Students, Rapid Move-Out from Harvard Brings Unexpected Challenges

Within hours, the email sent students scrambling to pack up all their belongings and make plans to vacate. But Barton and others say it hit one group of undergraduates particularly hard: first-generation and low-income students, many of whom depend upon Harvard for food, housing, and stability.


Financial Aid, Graduate Fellowships Top Fundraising Priorities, Harvard VP Says

Harvard has focused its fundraising on student financial aid, securing graduate fellowships, and continuing development in Allston, University Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Brian K. Lee said in an interview Wednesday.


Harvard CFO Discusses University-Wide Recession Planning

Despite what he characterized as healthy financial results in fiscal year 2019, University Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance Thomas J. Hollister said in an interview Monday.


Harvard Divinity School Seeks to Improve Financial Aid Program

The Harvard Divinity School announced earlier this fall that, in an effort to improve financial support for low-income students, all donations to the Divinity School Fund in fiscal year 2020 will go toward strengthening the school’s financial aid program.


Admissions and Financial Aid Office

The Harvard Griffin Financial Aid Office is located at 86 Brattle Street. Launched in 2004, the Harvard College Financial Aid Initiative supports students seeking help through the application and financial aid process.


Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Student Subcommittee Brings New Perspective to Debt Conversations

The committee was created to bring student voices into the fold as administrators consider ways to address student debt concerns surrounding higher education, according to Sarah Carey, associate director of financial aid at the Medical School.


Harvard Continues Lobbying Efforts in Support of Federal Student Aid

Amidst renewed efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, University President Lawrence S. Bacow detailed his priorities for any future legislation. The Higher Education Act includes provisions for funding sources like Pell Grants, the Federal Work Study Program, and loan repayment plans.


Harvard College Enrollment Fees Hit A Record High $69,607 for 2019-2020 School Year

The total cost of attending Harvard College — including tuition, fees, room, and board — will increase by 3 percent, to $69,607, for the 2019-2020 academic year, the College announced in a press release Thursday evening.


Harvard Medical School Does Not Plan to Go Tuition-Free Despite Example Set by NYU

The New York University School of Medicine generated national headlines and some glowing editorials when it announced over the summer that it planned to go tuition-free. Harvard, though, has no plans to follow suit.


Harvard Mistakenly Told Students on Financial Aid They Owed Full Tuition

Harvard students who receive financial aid opened an email Sunday evening asking them to check their term bills — and discovered they suddenly appeared to owe Harvard full tuition.


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