The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) does not decide the majority of institutional funds, training/research grants, and assistantships. These decisions are made primarily by academic departments and programs. Those seeking funding must complete the Harvard Chan financial aid application process, as academic departments and programs rely heavily on the information you provide OFA.
If you have received your admissions decision and are having trouble locating your financial aid decision, please refer to the following:
After viewing your Admissions decision letter, there should be a “Continue” button at the bottom that will take you to your Admitted Student Portal. Once there, you should see a section for Financial Aid with a button that says “View Financial Aid Communication”. That button should take you to your financial aid decision. If you are still unable to view your financial aid information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com.
If you have general questions about financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid first. For more information regarding your scholarship decision or specifics about the decision process, please refer to the links below:
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (MPH-EPI) (online/on-campus)
Master of Public Health (MPH-45/MPH-65/MPH-GEN)
students should contact the Office of Educational Programs and/or refer to the frequently asked questions below.
Q: How do I apply for MPH scholarship support?
A: MPH applicants (both international and domestic) must complete the Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship application process in order to be considered for MPH scholarship support. Log-in credentials and instructions for MyFinaid will be sent out in early December after your SOPHAS application is complete.
All MPH applicants who complete this process by the deadline will be considered.
Q: What type of scholarship support is available from the MPH program?
A: MPH students are eligible for limited scholarship support from the MPH program, managed by the Office of Educational Programs. MPH students do not receive scholarship support directly from the academic departments. (For applicants to the MPH in epidemiology online/on-campus program, please visit the finances section on the program’s admissions website.)
Applicants are encouraged to review these additional university-wide scholarships/fellowships that may require separate applications.
Applicants can reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for details on federal and private loan opportunities, as well as Federal Work-Study.
Q: What is the financial aid application deadline?
A: Applicants should observe OFA deadlines.
Q: When will I know if I received scholarship support from the MPH program?
A: Decisions are made during the spring admission season; notifications can be expected at the time of admission.
Q: Who is eligible for scholarship support from the MPH program?
A: All MPH applicants are eligible for consideration. However, MPH scholarship support is not available for summer-only MPH students. Applicants to the summer-only MPH program can contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on private loan eligibility.
Q: What are the qualifications for scholarship support?
A: Scholarship support from the MPH program is awarded based on a combination of merit and need. Applicants are encouraged to seek out as many different sources of funding as early as possible and can start with the OFA External Funding Finder.
Q: What is the typical level of scholarship support that students receive from the MPH program?
A: The Office of Financial Aid is working on updating statistics on MPH scholarship support. Of the students who receive MPH scholarship support, the most common award from the MPH program is a ¼ tuition scholarship.
Q: Is financial aid process for the MPH-GEN the same as for other MPH program?
A: The MPH GEN Program follows the same process as the other MPH programs. Please refer to the frequently asked questions above.
Master of Science (SM)
Students should contact their academic department:
- Environmental Health
- Global Health and Population
- Health Policy and Management
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Applicants given verbal offers of funding by academic departments or programs should request confirmation in writing
- Unless otherwise specified, renewals of funding for subsequent years may not be guaranteed
- Funding may not be guaranteed if a student changes their program, degree or department
- Changes in enrollment status (i.e. full- to part-time), may result in adjusted funding levels