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Harvard University G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to Harvard University for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

How much will attending Harvard cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for Harvard University.

What's in it for me?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if Harvard University's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.

Veterans Typically Attend Harvard University for no More Than $29,262

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Harvard University should not be more than $29,262.

Veteran Sticker Price$75,857
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$46,595
Total Out Of Pocket$29,262

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Harvard University will not be fully covered. Harvard University charges $53,968 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$53,968
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$33,733
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Harvard University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

Harvard University awarded a total of $1,917,753 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 177 veterans for an average award of $10,835 ($21,670 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Harvard University. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution
DoctoralArts & Sciences - GSAS15$35,000$0
AllInstitute for Advanced Theater3$3,000$30,733
AllPublic Health5$20,000$13,733

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,552, Harvard University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$1,552 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,552 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Harvard University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $4,371. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$20,989
Post-9/11 Benefit$25,360
Total In Your Pocket$4,371
A MHA of $3,170 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Likely Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 more than covers what Harvard University estimates your expenses to be ($900).

Supplies Expenses$900
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total In Your Pocket$100
Not Happy With This College? Is Harvard University not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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