The GSD offers financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and employment awards. Eligibility for various awards may vary by program and by citizenship. Specific information will be provided on the GSD Aid Application.

February 5, 2024 is the aid application deadline for those applying for admission.

The aid application is required for anyone who wishes to be considered for aid. Those applying for admission will be prompted to complete an online GSD Aid Application once they have completed their admission application.

US citizens and permanent residents of the US are also required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Admitted students will be informed about their financial aid decision at the same time as their admissions decision, provided they have completed the steps above by the deadline. Late applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applying for financial aid has no bearing on an admissions decisions.

Currently Enrolled GSD Students

Currently enrolled students may be required to reapply each year and will be contacted by the Aid Office in March about renewing their eligibility for financial aid. Current student applications will be due on April 15, 2024 for the upcoming year. US students who receive financial aid will need to complete a FAFSA each year.

Additional Aid Sources

The GSD maintains a list of outside scholarships and funding opportunities that GSD applicants may qualify for. Be sure to review each application timeline and requirements as they may differ from our own.

Harvard University maintains a listing of private loan options for students to choose from. Loans options may be limited due to a student’s borrowing strength, partnership with a U.S. cosigner, and/or country of citizenship. Information will be sent out during the summer to indicate the start of the loan application process.