Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2016 Career Discovery Program is $3,500 and includes a kit of basic studio supplies. Please expect to purchase additional materials for projects throughout the course of the program.
A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available on-campus. The cost per room for the length of the program is $1,500. Meals and miscellaneous costs are not included.
Students may use Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) on a fee-for-service basis. Harvard University is unable to provide health insurance for those participating in summer programs. Travel insurance is strongly recommended, particularly for international participants.
Access to Harvard athletic facilities is available for an additional fee of $150. Athletic passes must be purchased in advance. Please contact the Career Discovery Program Manager, Kelly Teixeira Wisnaskas, for additional information.
A nonrefundable application fee of $80 must accompany each application. If admitted, decisions are due within two weeks. The tuition charge of $3,500 and housing charge of $1,500 (if applicable) are due upon acceptance of admission.
Participants who wish to withdraw from the 2016 program will be refunded tuition and housing costs according to the following schedule: withdraws on or before June 10, 2016 — 100% refund; withdraws on or before June 17, 2016 — 50% tuition/0% housing refund. After June 17, refunds will not be given.
Career Discovery financial aid is awarded to a small percentage of those who apply. Financial aid awards take into account many factors. As a guide, and where applicable, an award is unlikely for applicants whose adjusted gross income exceeds $40,000.
Those who have submitted an application to the Career Discovery program are provided with a link to the financial aid form. This form, along with the following supporting documents, must be submitted no later than May 1:
- A copy of the applicant's 2015 1040 Federal tax returns;
- Applicants under the age of 30: A copy of the parents’ or legal guardian’s 2015 1040 Federal tax returns.
Please Note: Career Discovery financial aid is not federally subsidized and is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. International students are not eligible to apply. Late applications will not be considered.