Payment and Funding


Harvard College students

Harvard College students are eligible to apply for funding through the Office of Career Services (OCS) if you have not previously received Harvard funding for an international experience lasting four weeks or longer, as well as a variety of centers on campus. All Harvard Summer School study abroad programs qualify for funding through the OCS Funding Application for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs.

Consult the Harvard College Funding Sources Database for more information on all sources of funding. Consider dropping in for information on summer international experiences (including funding) Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, either in-person at OCS or via Gchat.

Deadlines. The OCS Funding Application for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs is a separate application through the Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT). The application deadline for 2016 has passed.

Also see the Harvard College Financial Aid Office summer school page for information about loan assistance.

For more information

Contact the Summer Funding Team in the Office of Career Services with any questions about funding for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs.

Students at other schools

Assistance for students at other Harvard University schools may be available through the financial aid offices of individual schools.

Students enrolled at other institutions should consult their financial aid offices.

Payment deadlines and amounts

For those admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable deposit must be received by March 10 to secure a place in the program. 

Payment in full is due by May 16. 

Deposit amounts

Submitting payments

Harvard Summer School online services allows accepted students to make deposits and full payments with a valid credit card. Deposit payments made will be credited on a student's account. Note: Course registration begins on March 23, and full tuition will be posted to student accounts after that date.

Harvard College students who receive funding (from OCS and other centers on campus) will see awards posted to their student account in early April and are not required to make a deposit. If you are not a Harvard College student and you expect to receive outside funding, please contact the Summer School Student Financial Services Office.

If payment cannot be made online, students can also mail payment, along with a completed study abroad payment form, to:

Student Financial Services
Harvard Summer School
51 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: (617) 495-4293