Paying for Harvard University

For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition & fees is $53,968 at Harvard University. The graduate school tuition & fees is $50,654.
The living costs including room, board, and other expenses are $20,875 when a student lives on campus at Harvard University.

  • Undergraduate Tuition: $53,968
  • Graduate Tuition: $50,654

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Cost of Attendance (COA)

For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition & fees is $53,968 at Harvard University. The graduate school tuition & fees is $50,654. 42 out of total 8,527 undergraduate students (0%) received financial aid(grants or scholarship) and the average amount of the aid is $52,257.
The living costs including room, board, and other expenses are $20,875 when a student lives on campus at Harvard University. The total cost of attendance (COA) is $75,843 before receiving financial aid and the net price with financial aid is $23,586.
Harvard University 2020 Cost of Attendance
Tuition & Fees$53,968 (2020)
Living Costs$20,875 (On-campus)
Cost of attendance
Living on Campus$73,800
Average Financial Amount$52,257
Net Price after Aid
Living on Campus$21,543

Harvard 2020 Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition & fees of Harvard University are $53,968 for undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.98% compared to previous academic year. The graduate tuition & fees are $50,654. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.47% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Tuition & fees at Harvard University
UndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$41,632$3,646$41,832$1,042
2016-2017$43,280$3,794$43,296$1,088
2017-2018$44,990$3,959$44,816$1,142
2018-2019$46,340$4,080$46,384$1,178
2019-2020$47,730$4,195$48,008$1,206
2020-2021$49,653$4,315$49,448$1,206

Harvard 2020 Living Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $17,681 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Harvard University. On-campus living costs are increased by 3.19% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at Harvard University
Living On-Campus
Room & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$15,381$2,741
2016-2017$15,951$2,875
2017-2018$16,660$2,991
2018-2019$17,160$3,070
2019-2020$17,682$3,193
2020-2021$18,389$2,600

Harvard 2020 Tuition per Credit Hour

For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour at Harvard University is $1,492 for undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.04% compared to previous academic year. the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,500 at Harvard University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.45% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Tuition per Credit Hour Harvard University
UndergraduateGraduate
2015-2016$1,301$1,307
2016-2017$1,353$1,353
2017-2018$1,406$1,401
2018-2019$1,448$1,450
2019-2020$1,492$1,500
2020-2021$1,552$1,545

Harvard 2020 Book & Supply Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, The average books & supplies cost at Harvard University is $1,000. The book & supply costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Costs for Books & Supplies Harvard University
Books & Supplies Costs
2015-2016$1,000
2016-2017$1,000
2017-2018$1,000
2018-2019$1,000
2019-2020$1,000
2020-2021$900

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