Pre-College Program Cost

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The 2017 fee for the Harvard Pre-College Program session was $4,500. We will post 2018 fees this fall.

The Pre-College Program cost includes:

  • Course tuition
  • Housing and all meals
  • Co-curricular activities—transportation, and most entrance fees

Financial aid

A limited number of scholarships are available to Harvard Pre-College Program students who demonstrate financial need. 


To be eligible as a student, you must be either:

  • A US citizen or permanent resident.
  • OR granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  • You must complete the application and other requirements on time.

About the scholarship

Pre-College Program financial aid is a scholarship award. It is not a loan and does not have to be paid back. Awards vary and depend on financial need and availability of funds. A typical award covers a portion of tuition. Not all financial aid applicants receive a scholarship.

How to apply for financial aid

1. Apply to the Pre-College Program.

  • Your application must be complete, with all elements (including transcript, current grades, counselor report, rules form and application) received no later than February 1 at 5 pm eastern standard time. 

2. Apply for Pre-College Program financial aid through online services by February 1.

  • Be sure the information you submit is accurate and complete. The application will be visible in your main menu upon completion of the Pre-College Program online application.

3. Once your financial aid application has been successfully submitted, you will see a confirmation message and also receive a confirmation e-mail.

  • If you do not see the message or e-mail, then your financial aid application was not successfully submitted and you should try again.

Please note

Students are encouraged to seek other sources of funding in addition to applying for Pre-College financial aid. We do not maintain a list of outside funding sources.

Pre-College Program financial aid is independent of Harvard College financial aid and is not associated with the FAFSA.  

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