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Harvard College

Cambridge, MA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$69,510
Tuition and Fees
$48,859
Room and Board
$16,660
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,991
Payment PlansInstallment plan, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlineMarch 1
Award NotificationOn or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002155
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement 

PROFILE OF 2015-16 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,058 (63.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need908 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid908 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met908 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$53,071
Need-Based Gift
Received by 907 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $51,314
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 636 (70.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,588
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift4 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $33,400
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,985 (59.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need3,695 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,695 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met3,695 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$51,308
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,687 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,598
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,131 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,321
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift17 (.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,954
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
23%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$16,702
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableNone
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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UW W M ERW  
Average 3.85 4.33 727 708 32
Low 2.30 2.10 400 360 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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