Harvard: An Affordable Education?

Average Financial Aid Package for Freshman Scholarship Holders 2012-2013

Total Budget $59,800
Parents’ Contribution $12,100 (20%)
Student Assets & Summer Work $1,300 (2%)
Harvard, Federal & Outside Scholarships $44,250 (74%)
Job Offer $2,150 (4%)
  • In the past decade harvard has increased financial aid for low and middle income families by over 180%, and in 2011-12 will award $166M in need-based grant assistance.
  • No contribution is expected from parents with incomes under $65,000.
  • Beginning with the class of 2016, those parents with annual incomes between $65,000 and $150,000 are asked to contribute from zero to ten percent of their income.
  • Families with incomes greater than $150,000 may qualify for aid as well.

Still think you can’t afford Harvard? 

Click here to be taken to Harvard University’s Financial Aid web page