Student Hardship Fund (Formerly Student Emergency Fund)

The Student Hardship Fund (previously known as the Student Emergency Fund) is designed to provide temporary, short-term financial assistance to students in degree programs who are managing demanding academic requirements while struggling with unanticipated or emergency financial situations.

Unlike a loan, students are not expected to repay awards from the Student Hardship Fund. The fund will be managed by the Office for Student Affairs. Please be aware that this fund is limited and not all requests will be met with financial assistance.

The Harvard Chan School works to maintain privacy; however, information may be shared internally on a need-to-know basis.

Complete information regarding the Student Hardship Fund can be found by visiting its website.