Tuition and Fees

2022–23 Tuition and health insurance rates

Harvard Divinity School cost is reviewed every year. Remember that 90 percent of students receive some form of institutional financial support each year. For more information, see financial aid.

Tuition and health insurance rates for the 2022–23 academic year (September–May) are:

Full Tuition $30,472
Reduced Tuition N/A
Facilities Fee N/A
Active File Fee N/A
Activities Fee $70
University Health Services Fee $1,304
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $4,080
Total Tuition and Fees $35,926


(Note: HDS changed its doctoral designation from ThD to PhD in Religion. Those currently in the ThD program will continue to be candidates for the ThD; the first cohort of PhD candidates entered in fall 2015.)

Reduced Tuition TBD
Facilities Fee TBD
Active File Fee $300 per semester
Activities Fee $70
University Health Services Fee $1,304
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $4,080
Total Tuition and Fees 3rd and 4th year: TBD
5th year and beyond: TBD

2022–23 Standard living budget

  • This budget is based on a moderate cost of living in the Cambridge area.
  • The housing portion of the budget assumes shared occupancy of a two-bedroom unit in the surrounding community.
  • Married students and students with dependents should anticipate higher living expenses.
Housing $14,575
Food $5,043
Books and Supplies $1,004
Personal $5,219
Total Living Expenses $25,841
  • The standard living expense budget is added to the Harvard Divinity School cost of tuition and fees to determine a student's total cost of education.
  • Financial aid funds are not intended to supplement expenses of family members; however, there are some exceptions that can be made to increase the budget, including dependent care costs and rent.
  • Please note that eligibility for institutional and federal funds requires that a single student budget be used, as federal funds are generally reserved for expenses that the individual student incurs for his or her educational program.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.