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Financial Aid

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
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.

Sally C. Donahue
College

Financial Aid Director Sally Donahue Leaves Legacy, Looks Ahead

Sally C. Donahue, the College’s financial aid director who helped launch the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, will retire in August.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

College Financial Aid Director Announces Retirement

​Sally C. Donahue, director of financial aid at the College and a senior admissions officer, will retire in August after more than 18 years in her position.

Commencement Celebration
Politics

Students Criticize Proposed Elimination of Loan Deductions

Graduate students say they are concerned about the tax plan’s “devastating” elimination of deductions for interest on student loans.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Financial Aid Spending Continues to Grow

Harvard awarded students a total of nearly $414 million in financial aid in fiscal year 2017, a roughly 4 percent increase from the previous year.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid lies on Brattle Street.

Smehmood
Scrutiny

Half the Battle: First-Generation Students at Harvard

First-generation students are navigating uncharted territory. As the first in their immediate families to pursue education at a four-year college or university, they have to surmount all the usual challenges of Harvard. But they face an additional hurdle: their parents can’t give them advice on surviving college.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School

The facade of Harvard Business School’s Baker Library.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Expands Financial Aid Opportunities

Aiming to support more students from lower-income backgrounds, Harvard Business School will launch several scholarships targeted at first-generation college students.

Cost of Enrollment, 2017-2018
College

Cost of Enrollment Rises 4.1 Percent, Marks Largest Increase in Decade

The cost of attending Harvard College will be $65,609 in the 2017-2018 academic year, representing a 4.10 percent increase from last year.

Admissions Office
Student Life

Median Family Income for Harvard Undergrads Triple National Average, Study Finds

The median family income for Harvard undergraduates is $168,800—more than three times the national median, according to a recent study​.

The Oberon
Theater

After 'Failing' Debt Grade from Federal Gov., Harvard's A.R.T. Institute Freezes Admissions

After receiving a “failing” grade from the U.S. Department of Education for saddling students with high levels of debt, Harvard’s graduate dramaturgy program has frozen its admissions for fall 2017.

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