Financial Aid

Students in class

In the spirit of Harvard University's commitment to assuring broader access to its educational resources, Harvard Divinity School is committed to providing financial assistance to all students who demonstrate need.

HDS offers you the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree in an academically challenging and diverse community. Making an informed decision on how to fund your education is an essential component in laying the foundation for a meaningful graduate school experience. The staff in the Office of Financial Aid are dedicated to working with you to plan this important investment in your future.

We look forward to working with you and encourage you to contact our office at 617.495.5772 or by email to financial_aid@hds.harvard.edu with any financial aid questions.

Watch a discussion about financial aid at HDS held during Theological Education Day 2013: Please note: The financial aid deadline referenced in the presentation below was changed from February 1, 2014 to February 14, 2014.

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