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Harvard University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,596 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,576 tuition
$13,630 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$2,390 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$54,596 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,576 tuition
$13,630 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$2,390 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$39,754 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
77% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($7,190 avg)
4% get state aid ($2,453 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($39,754 avg)
11% get loans ($5,118 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.61% 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 $41,555 62%
Federal Grant Aid $7,190 18%
Pell Grants $4,269 18%
Other Federal Grants $4,544 13%
Institution Grant Aid $39,754 61%
State Grant Aid $2,453 4%
Student Loans $5,118 11%
Federal Loans $4,237 3%
Other Loans $4,718 9%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 30
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Harvard University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $4,697
Out of State $4,697


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 4
  • Sarah from Manchester, NH
  • Jan-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Harvard is not cheap, but if your family qualifies, financial aid is very generous. It is a true investment in your future. A Harvard degree is a strong starting place for any career, which means you will probably be able to pay off any debts you incur.

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  • Adaliss from Southington, CT
  • May-07-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are really really interested in expanding your personal and intellectual horizons, Harvard University is for you. The academic, experiential training - meeting people from all over the world, be it current students, alumni or visiting speakers and researchers, are unparalleled. Be prepared to be impressed, very impressed!

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