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

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 through a variety of centers on campus. All Harvard Summer School study abroad students qualify for funding through the OCS Funding Application for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs.

You are welcome to stop in for more information on summer international experiences (including funding) Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, either in-person at OCS or via email. 

Deadline. 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 is January 25, 2018 at 5 pm. 

Contact the Summer Planning and Funding Team in the OCS via email at with any questions about funding for Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Programs. 

Be sure to also 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 nonrefundable deposit must be received by March 8 to secure a place in the program.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 

January 25, 2018 for most programs 

Payment deadlines

Deposit deadline: March 8

Full payment deadline: May 21