Funding and Payment

Be sure to read about the funding options available for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs. Upon admission, familiarize yourself with the process for submitting payments. 


Harvard College students

Eligible Harvard College students can apply for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) to participate in Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs.

The OCS Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs Funding Application is a separate application that students submit in CARAT. The OCS funding application deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5 pm.  If you have questions about OCS funding for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs, email

Other Harvard offices, departments, and centers may also offer funding to Harvard College students for Harvard Summer School Study Aboard Programs. Search CARAT for potential funding sources.

Be sure also to review the Harvard College Financial Aid Office summer school page for information about loan assistance. 

Students at other schools

Students enrolled at other institutions should consult their financial aid offices. Assistance for students at other Harvard University schools may be available through the financial aid offices of the individual schools.

Harvard University staff

Harvard’s Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) does not cover tuition for study abroad programs. To utilize your TAP benefits, consider taking a three- or seven-week Summer School course


Harvard Summer School online services allows accepted students to make nonrefundable deposits and full payments with a valid credit card. Deposit payments made will be credited to your account. Note: Course registration begins in late March; full tuition will be posted to student accounts after that date.

Harvard College students who receive funding (from OCS or other Harvard sources) 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 in the form of a check, 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


For those admitted to a study abroad program, a $750 nonrefundable deposit must be paid by March 14 to secure a place in the program.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 

January 31, 2019, for most programs 

Payment deadlines

Deposit deadline: March 14

Full payment deadline: May 20