All applicants to the degree programs at the Graduate School of Design are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Financial Aid Timeline

  • October (US/Permanent residents only): FAFSA opens to applicants
  • January: Link to GSD Financial Aid Application sent via email to all applicants
  • Early February: Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • Early March: Notification of Admission Decision & Financial Aid Awards

Our online aid application can be accessed at the following location:

https://finaid.gsd.harvard.edu/NetPartner/NetPartnerStudent (currently not open to prospective students)

Completing an application on time enables us to provide a financial aid award at the time of admission notification.

Scholarship support from sources not affiliated with your school can play an important part in covering your costs for any college or university. All applicants are encouraged to actively search for outside scholarships now, before notification of admission decisions. Most scholarship deadlines will have passed before applicants decide where they will attend in the fall.

Go to gsd.harvard.edu/outsidescholarships for an extensive listing of outside scholarships.

An application for financial aid has no bearing on your admissions application.

Contact
Financial Aid Office
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Suite 422
Cambridge, MA 02138

financial_aid@gsd.harvard.edu