Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2014 Career Discovery Program is $3,100 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 $1,250. 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 $55 must accompany each application. If admitted, decisions are due within two weeks. The tuition charge of $3,100 and housing charge of $1,250 (if applicable) are due upon acceptance of admission.
Participants who wish to withdraw from the 2014 program will be refunded tuition and housing costs according to the following schedule: withdraws on or before June 6, 2014 — 100% refund; withdraws on or before June 13, 2014 — 50% refund. After June 13, 2014, no refund will be given.
A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available to a small number of students each year. Financial aid takes into account many factors; however, as a guide, if the applicant’s and parents' (if appropriate) combined adjusted gross income exceeds $40,000, an award is unlikely. 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.
Aid applications are not submitted online, but should be mailed to the Career Discovery office by April 30, 2014 or earlier to the address below. Please Note: Only candidates who submit a complete program application will be considered for financial assistance. Late financial aid applications will not be considered.
Financial Aid Application Form (PDF) - To be posted.
Please send financial aid applications to:
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Career Discovery Program
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138