What are the expenses for the program?

For students matriculating July 2024 and graduating in May 2026; tuition is $96,000 for the entire program (tuition costs are broken down into six payments). Current and historic tuition & fees can be found on the HSPH Tuition, Fees, and Annual Cost of Attendance site. This is a one year degree program taken over two years (42.5 credits total) and is divided into six tuition payments. Tuition includes registration fees. There is a $500 deposit for admitted students and this is automatically applied to the first tuition bill.

We anticipate an increase in tuition for the 2025 – 2027 program.

Note that the estimated budget, billing and refund schedules for the MHCM program sometimes differ from those posted on the Harvard Chan School website for the traditional programs. When reviewing the financial dates posted on the Office of Financial Aid website it is important to confirm the dates apply to MHCM students.


Tuition includes the cost of curriculum materials and copyright permissions, but does not include textbooks. The program will provide a list of required texts to purchase and potential sources, i.e. or the textbook publisher, well in advance of class start dates.


Breakfast and lunch are provided on the weekends during the academic year as the school cafeteria is closed.

Travel and housing expenses:

Travel costs vary by participant location. With advance booking, most students are able to purchase flights for around $300 per trip to Boston.

One of the largest expenses for out-of-town students is housing; some students choose to share accommodations or to stay in modest bed and breakfasts while others prefer luxury hotels with business centers. Please see the Housing section for suggestions.

Billing cycle:

Please review information regarding the program billing cycle, payment options, and third party billing contracts. There are three payments due per academic year (i.e., summer, fall, and spring).

Payment Options:

Harvard University requires that tuition and fees be paid in full prior to enrolling each term unless students enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan. The Monthly Payment Plan costs $35 per semester and allows students to pay tuition and fees in monthly installments each semester. Students who are negligent in making their monthly payments during one term may not be permitted to use the Plan in subsequent terms. To enroll or cancel enrollment, please call 617-495-2739 and a Harvard University Student Accounts representative can assist. For more information on the plan visit the University Student Financial Services website:

At their request students may prepay the full program tuition.

How can I find out the amount due on my account?

Students can check their current account balance by logging into the My.Harvard portal at

Third Party Contracts:

Students are encouraged to seek institutional sponsorship, but organizational support is not a requirement. In the past students who have not received formal sponsorship have been able to negotiate release time, or salary increases to offset the cost of the program.

Sponsors, employers or third party organizations should complete the online third party contract form after reading the instructions on the Office of Financial Aid’s website. For the form and complete information on third party billing please visit:

Financial Aid:

MHCM students are not eligible for federally subsidized student loans. Harvard University’s Student Financial Services provides a way to search alternative programs that offer private loans here.

MHCM students eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program (VA Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program) may use their benefits to cover the MHCM program costs.

In addition, the Harvard Chan School Office of Financial Aid may be reached at 617-432-1867 or for additional assistance. Their office also provides resources on loans.