Financial Aid for International Students
Harvard is strongly committed to making the educational opportunity it offers accessible to all. All financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need, and Harvard meets each family's demonstrated need. About 70 percent of Harvard undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
The financial aid policies for foreign citizens are exactly the same as those for U.S. citizens. All aid is need-based, and admissions decisions are made without regard to whether an applicant has applied for financial assistance.
For financial aid application instructions, please refer to the Financial Aid Office Website.
Admitted students who are NOT applying for financial aid and are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States will be asked to complete an "I-20 Certification of Finances," without which Harvard cannot issue visa documents.