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 with any financial aid questions.

Watch a discussion about financial aid at HDS during Theological Education Day 2015 (starts at the 13-minute mark).

Note: A transcript for this recording is available upon request. Please contact

HDS Voices

Sonya Soni
My most transformative educational experiences at the Harvard Divinity School have been due to the diverse faith and professional backgrounds of my classmates. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and atheist classmates uniting, from all over the world, to discuss and enact social change through the lens of interfaith mobilization and spiritual leadership is a microcosm of what our pluralistic world could become.
—Sonya Soni, MTS '12
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