The Financial Health Resource Group has created an inventory of resources and organized programming to assist Harvard Chan students. The inventory is designed to improve access and awareness of existing support.

Financial Literacy Recordings

HUECU 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.

HUECU also has created a training on the latest Federal Student Loan debt relief program. You can also find past workshops available on their YouTube page.

Funding and Budgeting

The Student Hardship Fund (previously known as the Student Emergency Fund)- For students struggling with unexpected expenses.

Professional Development Support Fund – Available to students who are looking for assistance to attend conferences or organize events.

Applying for Heat Assistance: Managed by the City of Boston, this program can help assist with heating costs for eligible residents

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.

Crimson Cash Vendors

  • Star Market – Fenway 33 Kilmarnock St. Boston, MA 02215 Store Phone: (617) 267-4684
    Crimson Cash Terminal in Lane 2 Hours: 6am-11pm every day, 
  • Star Market – Prudential 53 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02199 Store Phone: (617) 262-4688
    Crimson Cash Terminal in Lane 50 (Self-Checkout Area) Hours: 6am-11pm every day

Groceries and Take-Out

Food for All – This app helps you find delicious unsold meals from local restaurants before they close, for at least 50% off. It was developed in collaboration with the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

Food Resources Map of low cost grocery stores in the Boston area created by Financial Aid staff at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.