$46,340

Tuition

$71,650

Cost of Attendance

$17,590

Net Price

Harvard University Tuition and Fees

Harvard University is a prominent educational institution known for offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in a wide assortment of streams, providing quality training to students. The tuition fees charged at HU is quite moderate compared to the expense of education at most institutions. As per the 2020 - 2021 official information, the average cost for the undergraduate courses offered at the university adds up to about $51,925, which includes the total tuition fees and other expenses. The housing costs $17,682, books and supplies cost $1,000, while the other expenses add up to $3,193.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$50,420$50,420
Book & Supplies$1,000$1,000
Room & Board cost$17,160$17,160
Other Expenses$3,070$3,070
Total Cost of Attendance$71,650$71,650

Students should understand that the tuition fees charged for their degree programs is not the only expense that is involved in the cost of attending the university. There are several other expenses that are involved in the cost of attending the university, which primarily includes housing, dining, textbooks, supplies, and the cost of living. For students attending the university, the total tuition and fees for one year add up to about $51,925. In addition, the students will be needed to pay an average expense of $1,000 for books and supplies, $17,682 toward room and boarding, and $3,193 for different other expenses in a year. So, the overall cost of attending HU comes out to be about $73,800 per year, according to the most recent information available.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$17,590

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$-2,382

$30,001 to $48,000

$1,094

$48,001 to $75,000

$3,149

$75,001 to $110,000

$19,733

$110,000+

$46,466

The net cost of attending Harvard University – the actual amount that students and their families are required to pay in a given year – varies depending on the candidate's annual family income. Usually, the individuals who have a higher family income will be required to pay a higher net amount, too. Simply put, the family income of the candidate is a key factor in determining the net amount. At HU, the average net price is estimated to be $18,030. For students with a family income below $30,000, the estimated net price is $2,973, while for the individuals who fall in the $30,001-$48,000 income bracket, the net cost is $1,010. On the other hand, an estimated net cost of $3,411 is charged for the $48,001-$75,000 income bracket, $15,553 for the $75,001-$110,000 income category, and $46,160 for an annual family income more than $110,000.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$50,420$50,420
Room & Board Cost$17,160$17,160
Total Tuition & Fees$67,580$67,580

At Harvard University, the estimated tuition and fees for candidates who have enrolled in undergraduate programs are $51,925 per year. Alongside that, they will likewise need to shell out around $17,682 toward their room and boarding charges. In view of this information, the estimated total cost for undergraduate students at HU adds up to $73,800.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$46,384$46,384
Fees$1,178$1,178

Moving on to the tuition and fees charged for students who wish to join postgraduate programs offered at HU, the amount stands at $49,214 per year. This includes $48,008 for the graduate tuition as well as an amount of $1,206 for the graduation fees.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$1,450
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$1,448

The total program cost divided by the total number of credit hours of the program – also called cost per credit hour – that the student has to pay to attend Harvard University varies for graduate and undergraduate courses. The 2019-2020 fee structure places the cost per credit hour for graduate courses at $820 and the undergraduate cost per credit hour at $399.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$17,160N/A
Other Expense$3,070N/A
Book & Supplies$1,000$1,000

As far as the housing and related charges at HU are concerned, these expenses add up to around $20,875 per year if the student has opted to live on-campus. Moreover, on-campus candidates will have to pay about $17,682 toward the room and boarding charges. Coming to the books and supplies charges, the students will be required to pay an amount of $1,000. Meanwhile, the other expenses that one needs to plan for add up to $3,193 for on-campus students.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$17,160

Off Campus

N/A

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$3,070

Off Campus

N/A

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,000

Off Campus

$1,000

As far as the housing and related charges at HU are concerned, these expenses add up to around $20,875 per year if the student has opted to live on-campus. Moreover, on-campus candidates will have to pay about $17,682 toward the room and boarding charges. Coming to the books and supplies charges, the students will be required to pay an amount of $1,000. Meanwhile, the other expenses that one needs to plan for add up to $3,193 for on-campus students.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Masters $35,000 NA
Bachelors $58,880 NA
Graduate Certificate NA NA

Harvard University offers 66 online programs across 21 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

The current projected cost of attending a four-year graduate course, along with the living expenses, at Harvard University is around $371,537 as per official data. To note, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $18,030 for 2018-2019, $17,590 for 2017-2018, and $18,406 for 2016-2017.

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