Your financial aid package is made up of a combination of scholarship (grant) funds, student employment, and any potential outside awards. Loans are never required, but are available to interested families. We will work with your family one-on-one to help you navigate options and make sure Harvard is an affordable option for your undergraduate education. When you qualify for financial aid from Harvard, we use a combination of resources to create an individualized aid package to meet your demonstrated need.
This may include scholarship funds and student employment, as well as any awards you’ve earned from outside sources. Parent and student loans are also available for interested families. Because Harvard is committed to affordability, our scholarships are designed to cover 100% of your demonstrated financial need. Scholarship funds come from a variety of sources, including Harvard endowment funds, gifts from alumni, general tuition revenues, and federal and state grants.