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Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2015 Career Discovery Program is $3,224 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 $1,300. 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.

Payment Policy
A nonrefundable application fee of $65 must accompany each application. If admitted, decisions are due within two weeks. The tuition charge of $3,224 and housing charge of $1,300 (if applicable) are due upon acceptance of admission. 

Participants who wish to withdraw from the 2015 program will be refunded tuition and housing costs according to the following schedule: withdraws on or before June 12, 2015 — 100% refund; withdraws on or before June 19, 2015 — 50% tuiton/0% housing refund. After June 19, 2015, no refund will be given. 

Financial Assistance
Financial aid takes into account many factors; however, as a guide, if the applicant and/or parents (if appropriate) have a combined gross income that exceeds $40,000, an award is unlikely. 

To apply, please submit a Financial Aid Application Form (link) along with the required documentation to:

Career Discovery
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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. Applications for financial aid are not submitted online and should be mailed to the Career Discovery office by April 30, 2015. Requests for aid will not be considered without a completed program application. Late applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Opportunities
Exuma Fund – Scholarships for Bahamian Students to Participate in the Career Discovery Program

Four scholarships* will be offered for Bahamian college students and others interested in a career in design to participate in the Career Discovery Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

Scholarship applications should be made at the same time as the Career Discovery Program application by submitting an additional essay—of not more than 500 words—detailing how you anticipate your participation in the Career Discovery Program will benefit you and the Bahamas. Preference will be given to candidates whose participation in the program is likely to lead to a positive impact on the Bahamas’ built environment. Questions can be directed to:

All decisions regarding scholarships and awards are made solely at the discretion of the GSD in accordance with established policies and procedures.Bahamian applicants are encouraged to apply by April 15  for early admissions. Those who apply after April 15 will not be considered for a scholarship.

For more information on the application process, please refer to the Career Discovery website:

* Scholarships include tuition, housing, and return flight from the Bahamas to Boston. Applicants must demonstrate both Bahamian citizenship and residency. The scholarship program will run between 2013 and 2015. 


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