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

Francis X. Clooney, S. J.

All of us share the challenge of moving from the very particular disciplines the academy and our religious traditions have taught us to the less certain postmodern places where particularity can again be more evident and potent, destabilizing our comfortable ways and making us think. But we need to enter upon this more general conversation without losing sight of the details and energy of profession and tradition that guided our research in the first place.
—Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology; Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions

Watch 'Studying Our Religions in the Particular and Meaning Something by It'