Students who are seeking financial assistance at Harvard Law School should plan to contribute all of their own personal resources toward meeting their educational expenses before the Law School will provide any of its own financial assistance. In addition, while the federal government considers all graduate students to be independent of their parents when determining eligibility for federal loan assistance, Harvard Law School always considers parent resources when determining eligibility for its need-based institutional grant and loan funds. There is an exception to this policy for students who turn 29 on or before September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying for aid.
How Resources Are Calculated
Student Resources from Income
The student resources from income is based on income earned the summer prior to each academic year.
Student Resources from Assets
One-third of assets reported on financial aid forms.
Parent resources are calculated by a nationally accepted institutional methodology formula.