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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 4,260
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 42%
Average Aid Amount $52,257
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,188
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 72%

Financial Aid Information at Harvard

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 4,260 students (42% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $52,257. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 1,188 students (72% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition & fees at Harvard University is $54,002, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 4,260 students (42% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $52,257. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Harvard University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Harvard University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid4,26042%$52,257
Pell Grants1,14011%$4,864
Federal Student Loans1892%$5,938

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 1,188 beginning students (72% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 955 students (58% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Harvard University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Harvard University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid1,18872%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources94457%$57,877
Federal Grants30619%$7,514
Pell Grants28217%$5,048
Other Federal Grants21813%$4,016
State/Local Grants594%$2,709
Institutional Grants94257%$55,389
Student Loans1137%$10,464
Federal Student Loans433%$5,071
Other Student Loans956%$10,151