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Your Student Bill

You will be charged 100% tuition and fees for the school at which you are enrolled full-time during the first two years. In your third and fourth years of the program you will be charged 75% HLS tuition and 25% GSD tuition. The Law School Student Financial Services office will process your aid for the year you attend full-time and the two joint years (see chart below). All charges and financial aid credits will appear on one bill.

Scenario 1

Year in Attendance School in Attendance School Processing Aid
Year 1 Law School Law School
Year 2 Graduate School of Design Graduate School of Design
Year 3 Law School /Graduate School of Design Law School
Year 4 Law School /Graduate School of Design Law School

Scenario 2

Year in Attendance School in Attendance School Processing Aid
Year 1 Graduate School of Design Graduate School of Design
Year 2 Law School Law School
Year 3 Law School /Graduate School of Design Law School
Year 4 Law School /Graduate School of Design Law School

Your Student Budget

Your student budget will be adjusted to reflect the accurate tuition charges. See chart below for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Budget Category How To Calculate Amount for 2017-18
Tuition 75% HLS $46,238
25% GSD $11,560
Books & Supplies 75% HLS $994
25% GSD $736
Room/Board/Personal Full HLS Room/Board/Personal $23,158
Fees Full UHS fee $1,142
Harvard Student Health Insurance Plan* $3,130
Stafford Loan Fees $220
Travel Full HLS Travel $1,575
Total Budget $88,753

*Please note that under Federal student aid regulations, an allowance for the Harvard Student Health Insurance Plan may be included in the student’s budget only for students who enroll in the plan. For students who waive this coverage, the allowance will not be given and the total student budget will be reduced by the amount of the plan fee. Students may request upon appeal to have the documented cost of an alternate health budget insurance plan for which the student pays added to the student’s budget.

Summer Work Requirement

You will be held to the same summer work requirements as all other Law School Students. See the Student Contribution from Income section for details on the summer work requirement.

Cash Advances and Refunds

If you are eligible for a cash advance or a refund, you will receive it after you have registered (and have completed your entrance interview – 1L’s only). All cash advance and refund checks are mailed to the official address on file with the Registrar’s Office unless you have direct deposit set up with the Student Receivables Office.

Other Requirements

Before graduating, you will be required to attend an exit interview with the Law School or the Graduate School of Design. Your exit interview will be held during your last semester at Harvard.

Please note that financial aid processes and funding will differ between schools.  Please consult with each school’s aid office when considering any joint degree program.