Secondary School Program Cost
For reasons of health and safety, all 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities will be offered online, and we will not be hosting a residential program for high school students. The feedback from our 2020 virtual programs from students and faculty was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021.
The total cost of the Secondary School Program depends on the number of courses taken:
- Online experience: $3,400–$6,800
Online cost is for tuition only, and depends upon the number of credits taken.
2021 Tuition and Fees
|Application fee (nonrefundable)||$75|
Scholarships are available to Secondary School Program students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need.
To be eligible:
- You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
- OR you must be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
- You must complete the applications and all other requirements on time
About the Award
Secondary School Program financial aid is a scholarship award. It is not a loan and does not have to be paid back. Awards typically cover only a portion of the program cost, not its entirety. Families should expect to contribute to the remaining portion of the program cost as well as other expenses like books and school supplies.
Award amounts are determined by many variables, including family finances, availability of funds, and whether a student is taking one or two courses.
Not all financial aid applicants may be eligible for or receive a scholarship. Harvard Summer School staff cannot predict how much aid a student may be offered.
FAQ: Am I guaranteed financial aid if I've received aid in a previous Harvard Summer School program and/or term?
No, you are not guaranteed a financial aid award if you have received aid from Harvard Summer School in previous terms. Additionally, if you do receive a financial aid award, the amount may be less from previous years. Students must apply for financial aid every year. Eligibility is based on current financial status and funds available from Harvard Summer School.
Please note: We encourage students to seek other sources of funding in addition to applying for Secondary School Program financial aid. We do not maintain a list of outside funding sources.
Secondary School Program financial aid is independent of Harvard College financial aid and is not associated with the FAFSA.
If you have questions about the Secondary School Program financial aid application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.