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"As a financial aid student at Harvard, I had full support for my study abroad experience.
 Do not let money affect your decision to go abroad" 
                                                                                                                               - Inanna Carter, '14


Financial Aid: Harvard College offers comprehensive financial aid to eligible students during the academic year to support study abroad costs. 

Outside Awards: If you wish to seek additional support from external funds, consider applying to the scholarships below. We encourage you to first review Harvard’s outside awards policy or contact your financial aid officer to discuss how outside awards could impact your financial aid package.

Boren Scholarships fund U.S. citizens interested in federal government service to study in world regions critical to U.S. national security interests. Please carefully review the eligibility details and the National Security Education Program Service Requirement before getting started.

Gilman Scholarships support study abroad among Federal Pell Grant recipients. The program supports students under-represented in study abroad and encourages them to choose non-traditional destinations. Please carefully review eligibility requirements and program details before initiating an application.   


Program Fees: When you study abroad through Harvard you pay the program or foreign university directly (the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad programs are the only exceptions).

Harvard Term Bill Fees: Your term bill will reflect the charges listed below.

   1. Student Services Fee
       All study abroad students are assessed a non-refundable Student Services Fee on their term
       bill for each semester abroad, billed through the Harvard Student Billing Office.

   2. Health Insurance Fees and Waivers
       Harvard requires all students studying abroad to have health insurance, whether through  
       HUSHP, your study abroad program, or your family. 

All semester study abroad students are automatically charged for the Harvard University
Student Health Program (HUSHP). HUSHP has two parts: the Student Health Fee, and the Student Health Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield hospital/specialty and Catamaran prescription drug coverage).

A separate online waiver must be submitted for each part of the plan that you do not want to
participate in (Student Health Fee and/or Student Health Insurance Plan).

All study abroad students are eligible to waive the Student Health Fee; if students have
comparable coverage, they may apply to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

If you receive a waiver from HUHS, your term bill for the semester abroad will be adjusted accordingly.

Visit hushp.harvard.edu for more information on health insurance coverage while traveling and the online waivers. If you have questions, please contact a representative at HUHS Member Services: (617) 495-2008 or mservices@huhs.harvard.edu.

Be aware that all deadlines are strictly enforced and that no exceptions will be made.