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Harvard College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$64,025 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,280 tuition
$15,951 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$3,794 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$64,025 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,280 tuition
$15,951 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$3,794 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$46,044 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($7,651 avg)
4% get state aid ($2,373 avg)
55% get institn'l aid ($46,044 avg)
8% get loans ($6,844 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.64% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.64% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $48,195 55%
Federal Grant Aid $7,651 16%
Pell Grants $4,821 16%
Other Federal Grants $3,963 11%
Institution Grant Aid $46,044 55%
State Grant Aid $2,373 4%
Student Loans $6,844 8%
Federal Loans $4,858 2%
Other Loans $6,376 6%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: Regular Action- March 1st.
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 30
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: April 1
Does Harvard College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
86 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-1551
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,353
Out of State $1,353


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Royce from Carmichael, CA
  • Apr-15-2018 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Since any student in need of financial aid will, without any doubt, receive monetary relief (Harvard has a no-student-loan policy), there are not that many bucks to be compared to the bang that students receive at this magnificent school. The resources here, the world-class professors, and the endless book-reserve that ranks as one of the world's largest make Harvard undergraduates get an overly-satisfying amount of bang for any amount of buck (even $200,000 for annual tuition).

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  • 5
  • Aus10
  • Jun-29-2017 I am a current student here

    The best kept secret about Harvard: their financial aid is amazing. Honestly if it weren't for the aid, I'd be taking out $35-40000 a year in student loans, but I'm saved by their amazing alumni and their donations. I sound kind of like a sellout, but they're the reason I get to go to this amazing school, so yeah I kind of am. The classes are amazing (even if they're tough, and sometimes a little unorganized), the people you meet and the experience you have every day is something that has no price tag on it. No, not even a $70,000 debt every year would have stopped me now that I know what it's like.

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  • 5
  • Current Sophomore
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    So, I am on practically full financial aid, so this is skewed, but I really love my experience here. Also if you are on significant financial aid, they'll help you get a winter coat, and pay for 5 event tickets a semester. There are plenty of free, fun things, and you probably won't use them for much more than formals and the occasional show, but it's great that it's there.

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  • Kayleen from Westfield, MA
  • Mar-25-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    My estimated aid package is the largest of any college I applied to -- even my local state school is more expensive.

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  • 5
  • Fairoz from Euless, TX
  • Oct-01-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    The campus itself looks amazingly beautiful.Even being a broke student. Can still be confident that they are going to Harvard university the nations top and around the world .

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