Federal Aid

Federal aid consists of Federal Loans and Federal Work Study for graduate/professional students.

Federal Aid Eligibility

Domestic students* can complete the FAFSA to be evaluated for federal aid eligibility, even after the start of their program.

The following programs are ineligible for federal aid:

    • Online/On-Campus MPH-EPI program
    • Master in Health Care Management program (MHCM)
    • Summer-Focused and Summer-Only Degrees (MPH 45-credit and SM 42.5-credit)
    • Non-degree programs

*Domestic students include U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, Citizens of Freely Associated States, Refugees, and Persons Granted Asylum.

How To Apply

To apply for federal aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

The FAFSA is available starting October 1st for the 2023-2024 academic year. It uses prior year tax data, so can be completed as soon as your 2021 taxes are done. We strongly encourage applicants make use of the IRS data retrieval tool contained on the FAFSA.

Our Federal School Code is E00214 (select Harvard University School of Public Health). This code will need to be correct in order for our office to receive your completed FAFSA.

We strongly recommend students complete the FAFSA by January 8 to help us provide a complete financial aid package at the time of admission.