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Harvard Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Harvard University Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at Harvard University reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. If you're looking for specific information on Harvard costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Harvard Charge for Tuition?

$55,587 In-State Tuition & Fees
$55,587 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at Harvard University for undergraduates was $55,587 a year in 2020-2021. Students from both in state and out of state paid the same price.

Tuition & Fees$51,143$4,444$55,587

Harvard University tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Harvard University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Harvard Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. At $55,587 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Harvard University was high when compared to the national average. Note that Harvard does not give any in-state discounts.

If you want to know how Harvard compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Harvard University Financial Aid.

Harvard Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.34% Tuition Increase
2.95% Fee Increase
$249,327 Est. 4-Year Cost

Harvard tuition and fees have grown about 3.31% annually for the past five years. Tuition grew by 3.34%, and fees grew by 2.95%. This school year, students can expect to pay $59,324 if the growth keeps up.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for two years at Harvard to be $120,610, and $249,327 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Harvard.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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