Financial Aid Resources
The Financial Aid Office administers several need-based scholarship and low-interest loans. These include: the HMS Scholarship, HMS Revolving Loan, Wolfson Loan, and federal Title VII programs for disadvantaged students. Parent information is required in determining eligibility for these grants and loans.
Applicants who choose not to provide parental information may still be considered for the following government programs: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan, and the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS). In addition to the government programs listed here, non-federal private supplementary loan programs are available to all students (domestic and international) to meet any shortfall in funding.
Scholarships obtained by the candidate from sources outside Harvard are used to replace the loans in a student's aid package (starting with the least favorable loan). Students may also use these funds to reduce expected parent contribution instead of loans.