As indicated in the Notice of Financial Support, PhD students in the humanities and social sciences programs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences receive a fifth year of grant support to cover the GSAS facilities fee (i.e. tuition for advanced doctoral students) and Harvard University Student Health Program fees. G5 grants are designated for use during the academic year following the fourth year of tuition/health fee grant support and are available for use by both resident students and traveling scholars.
SPECIAL NOTE CONCERNING COVID-19: For students whose progress has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be possible to defer the Year 5 funding an additional year. Students should contact their financial aid officer for more information.
Students are permitted to defer their G3, G4, and G5 tuition and health fee grant funding to a subsequent academic year as needed, provided that all of this funding is utilized by the end of the G7 year. Students who are considering deferring funding are strongly encouraged to contact their financial aid officers to review how such actions may impact their funding in future years.