Although the total cost of attendance at Harvard is 72,000, it is the most affordable university for middle class Massachusetts residents due to financial aid. For example, if your parents make less than $65,000 per year, students often owe $0. If the salary is between $65,000-$150,000, tuition tends to be 0-10% of income. A majority of the cost for Harvard is the actual tuition ($45,278), but the price also includes room and board ($15,381), Travel ($600), and fees ($3,273). This doesn’t account for personal expenses such as books and materials. About 56% of students receive student grant aid, 17% receive a Federal grant, and 56% receive the institutional grant. Nearly 60% receive scholarships. A majority of students also tend to work during the year. If you are applying for financial aid for Harvard and are participating in Early Action, your paperwork is due by November 1st. For regular admissions, the due date is March 1st.

Tuition & Financial Aid for 2019

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Full Cost of Attendance

Sticker Price

$72,000
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Scholarships, Grants, and Aid

  • Average Student Grant Aid
    $49,870
  • Percent Receiving Grant Aid
    56 %
  • Average Institutional Grant
    $48,524
  • Percent Receiving Institutional Grant
    55 %
  • Average Federal Grant
    $7,389
  • Percent Receiving Grant
    15 %
  • Average Student Loans
    $7,372
  • Percent Receiving Student Loans
    9 %
  • Endowment
    $35,665,743,000
  • Endowment Per Student
    $1,190,524
  • Endowment figures are not a good indicator of available financial aid.
    Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans)

Middle Class Affordability Rankings

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Average Net Price by Income - Reported in 2016-2017

Athletic Scholarships (not need based)
  • Average scholarship / Female athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / Male athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / athlete
    $0
  • # Female athletes
    483
  • # Male athletes
    649
  • Total # athletes
    1132
  • Payment Options
    Prepaid tuition plan
    Tuition payment plan

Average Net Price by Income - Estimated

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