You've probably spent tons of time reading about college tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and loans - but that shouldn't be the end of your college financial research. When you get to campus, you may want extra help navigating the next four years and all of the financial decisions along the way.
Find out how the school you attend can help you with the dollars and cents through its programs and resources. Here's what Harvard offers.
Harvard University offers financial aid to help students pay for college. In order to apply for need-based financial aid you will have to submit a CSS profile and an IDOC packet. If you are interested in checking out what it would cost to attend Harvard, the website also offers a net price calculator for prospective students to use to determine what the cost range would be to attend Harvard.
Financial aid page resources
On Harvard’s Financial Aid page there are several resources available for students including
tips for completing financial aid forms for admitted students understanding your financial aid award, understanding your financial aid award as an international student, and supplemental funding resources. There is also a host of personal finance webinars and workshops offered.
Harvard University Financial Wellness page
There is also a page called Harvard University Financial Wellness as part of Harvard’s Financial Aid page on its website offering articles, tips, etc. Harvard also hosts several financial educational events on and off campus. The Harvard Financial Aid website also features information on saving and investing along with additional information on taxes with additional helpful resources.
Harvard partners with American Student Assistance and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union to help enhance and teach financial literacy to students through a variety of events. They also host Financial Literacy Day for all of the colleges on Harvard’s campus. It is held on April 8th each year. They also use Google Hangouts to host sessions on a variety of helpful financial topics. Some of the topics they cover include financial aid, budgeting, money management, and credit.
FUNds program and other benefits
First Year FUNds is a program where first-year students can work to plan an event and apply for funds in order to do so. Harvard also offers low-cost or free events for current students with a variety of student discounts and through the Harvard Box Office.
Apps and more
Additional resources include GreenPath Financial Wellness which provides expert financial counseling, videos, webinar, tools, and articles. Harvard students and prospective students can have access to Shoestring Strategies for Life which is a 37 page PDF guide created by Harvard Financial Aid Initiative student coordinators. There is also an app to go along with it available on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
Recent graduatesHarvard also offers resources for recent graduates and parents looking to navigate the idiosyncrasies of student loan repayment.
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