Apply for Aid 2017-2018

Apply for Financial Aid for 2017–2018

The 2017-18 online application via MyFinaid is now available.

OFA began emailing login instructions (including MyFinaid Student IDs) to new applicants in mid-January 2017. If by late-January 2017 you have not received this email and have completed the Admissions application process via SOPHAS, please contact OFA.

OFA encourages applicants to begin searching for funding from outside sources early, and has provided an External Funding Finder for students to use. SALT also has a Scholarship Search engine that applicants can use to find additional funding opportunities.

Applicants can submit their FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year as early as October 1st, 2016. Please note that if you do submit your FAFSA early, you will not be contacted by our office until early 2017.

We strongly encourage applicants make use of the IRS data retrieval tool contained on the FAFSA.

  • The Harvard Chan federal code is E00214 (select Harvard School of Public Health)
  • Students may call 800-4FEDAID if they have any FAFSA-related questions or issues

The Priority Application Deadline is: February 10, 2017

Students applying for Spring 2018: If you want to be considered for for all Harvard University Aid, you must apply by the February 10, 2017 priority application deadline

Financial Aid Application Requirements

for NEW Applicants

Program Descriptions International Students Domestic (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
  • Summer-Only degree programs
  • Non-degree students
  • Master in Health Care Management (MHCM)
  • Harvard Joint Program with Harvard Law School (HLS) JD/MPH students.  Please contact HLS.
  • PhD programs through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS).  Please contact GSAS.



Not Eligible to Apply for Financial Aid




Not Eligible to Apply for Financial Aid

Online/On-Campus MPH in Epidemiology. For Financial Aid opportunities- visit: MPH Online Finances (please check back for 2017-18 tuition and fees)
  • Harvard Chan Financial Aid Application only
  • Harvard Chan Financial Aid Application only

This program is not eligible for Federal Aid –FAFSA should not be completed

All other degrees not listed above:

  • MPH – (MPH45 and MPH65)
  • SM – (SM42.5, SM60, and SM80)
  • DrPH


  • Harvard Chan Financial Aid Application only

International Supplemental Instructions

  • Harvard Chan Financial Aid Application

Domestic Supplemental Instructions

 FAFSA required*

All applicants in eligible degree programs who are notified of their acceptance to the Harvard Chan School should expect to receive an e-mail communication from OFA by March 20th, 2017. OFA continues to review completed financial aid applications and notifies accepted students via e-mail to view MyFinaid for any available funding or updates to awards.

Students are welcome to contact our office regarding questions on all aspects of financial aid at (617) 432-1867 or via email at

The OFA is committed to assisting students meet the cost of an education at the Harvard Chan School. The OFA manages both merit-based and need-based funds. The primary sources of funding at the School are scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and outside funding. Please be advised that the School has limited scholarship funds and may not be able to meet fully each student’s needs. Therefore, the OFA encourages students to explore all funding opportunities; including funding that may come directly from the academic departments, and/or externally. For additional information about funding opportunities both within and outside of the School, students are encouraged to visit our website at: