Visiting Fellows: Costs, Tuition and Fees

Visiting Fellows: Costs, Tuition and Fees

Tuition is charged at the current Graduate School of Arts and Sciences "reduced tuition" rate. The fee for 2015-2016 is $10,876 for the academic year ($5,438 per term). This fee cannot be prorated and is non-refundable.  In addition to the tuition fee, every Visiting Fellow is automatically enrolled in the Harvard University Student Health Plan (HUSHP), which the University offers through the insurance provider Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts at a fee of $1,195 per term ($2,390 for the academic year).  The Harvard University Health Services required fee is $521 per term ($1,042 for the academic year).  If a Visiting Fellow provides documentation establishing that he or she has comparable insurance that meets pre-determined Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Harvard University Health Services standards, HUSHP coverage and the associated fee may be waived. 

Total tuition and fees equal $14,308 for the 2015-2016 academic year ($7,154 per term).

There is no Harvard University sponsored financial aid available for Visiting Fellows. 

Most international Visiting Fellows applying from abroad are funded by a foundation, government entity, organization or company.  All international Visiting Fellows should be certain they can provide evidence of sufficient funding before applying. Visa authorization is contingent upon the financial certification of funds to cover tuition and living expenses.

Estimated living and academic expenses for the 2015 – 2016 academic year are listed below.  Remember that these figures only represent the bare minimum for living in the Cambridge area and that they are subject to change.  

Should you intend to remain in the Cambridge area during the summer months, anticipate an additional $2,735 per month for living expenses.


 

2015-2016 Visiting Fellow Cost of Living Estimates

 

One Academic Term - 5 months

  Tuition and fees Living Expenses Total per term
Single or Married
(not bringing spouse)
$7,154 $13,675 $20,829
Married (bringing spouse) $7,154 $18,840 $25,994
Married (bringing spouse and child)* $7,154 $22,275 $29,429


*PLUS an additional cost of living expense of $3,282 for each additional child.

 

Full Academic Year - 9 months

  Tuition and fees Living Expenses Total per year
Single or Married
(not bringing spouse)
$14,308 $24,615 $38,923
Married (bringing spouse) $14,308 $37,680 $51,988
Married (bringing spouse and child)* $14,308 $40,095 $54,403


*PLUS an additional cost of living expense of $6,564 for each additional child.