Financial Health

The Harvard Chan Office of Financial Aid is committed to being a resource to students throughout the year as they face financial issues — from budgeting in Boston to planning for loan repayment. We are open for appointments during the week and offer programming throughout the semester.

HUECU also has a website with videos for students with helpful tips, especially for international students new to banking in the U.S. They also have a number of handouts students may find useful.

GreenPath is a resource for Harvard students on budgeting and credit. There are resources on the Federal Student Aid website that may be useful for student loan borrowers. They also have information specific to the impact of the current pandemic on student loans.

For students struggling with unexpected expenses, the Student Hardship Fund (previously known as the Student Emergency Fund) can be a valuable resource. Additionally, there is a Professional Development Support Fund available to students who are looking for assistance to attend conferences or organize events.

In Boston, there are some resources that students may be able to utilize if they are experiencing financial strain: