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HMS Gordon Hall
Student Life

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.

United States Capitol
Financial Aid

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.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

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.

Faust Testifies
Admissions

‘Your Honor, I’m Drew Faust.’ Former Harvard President Testifies in Trial

“I feel that my tenure has been committed in considerable part to expanding openness, access to Harvard,” Faust told the courtroom Thursday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Receives $7.5 Million Donation for Student Military Fellowships

The gift is the largest donation made to Harvard in recent years specifically to fund the education of students who are current or former members of the U.S. military.

Lawrence Bacow
Endowment

'I Can't Tell You Where the Money's Going to Come From,' Bacow Says of Endowment Tax

Bacow said the brand-new, Republican-backed tax on Harvard's $39.2 billion endowment will deal a blow to the University — but added he will protect the school's financial aid programs at almost any cost.

Dean Williams
School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Will Spend Capital Campaign Cash on Construction, Financial Aid

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams plans to use the added cash raised through the school's capital campaign to bolster financial aid programs, renovate old campus buildings, and erect new ones.

HMS Gordon Hall
Harvard Medical School

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.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions

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.

Jake Kaufmann '93
College

Jake Kaufmann '93

Director of Financial Aid and Senior Admissions Officer of Harvard College, Jake Kaufmann '93.

Jake Kaufmann '93
College

Jake Kaufmann '93

Director of Financial Aid and Senior Admissions Officer of Harvard College, Jake Kaufmann '93.

Jake Kaufmann '93
College

Jake Kaufmann Named Financial Aid Director

Jake Kaufmann ’93 stepped into his role as the College’s director of financial aid Monday vowing to Harvard’s socioeconomic diversity and “open doors for students."

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Fundraising

Capital Campaign Reaches Goal on Financial Aid

With just months left in Harvard’s record-breaking capital campaign, the school has met its $600 million financial aid goal.

Admissions Office
College Finance

Harvard College Enrollment Costs Rise 3 Percent for 2018-2019

The cost of attendance for Harvard College will be $67,580 for the 2018-2019 academic year, an increase of about 3 percent—or $1,971—from the previous year.

Paul J. Barreira
Student Life

Barreira Explains Student Health Insurance Options and Changes

​Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview earlier this month he thinks students don’t fully understand their health insurance options.

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