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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 4,311
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 43%
Average Aid Amount $47,145
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,293
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 77%

Financial Aid Information at Harvard

For the academic year 2018-2019, a total of 4,311 students (43% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $47,145. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 1,293 students (77% 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 2018-2019, a total of 4,311 students (43% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $47,145. 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 aid4,31143%$47,145
Pell Grants1,08411%$4,655
Federal Student Loans1862%$5,890

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 1,293 beginning students (77% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 943 students (56% 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 Aid1,29377%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources92555%$53,545
Federal Grants28417%$7,566
Pell Grants28317%$4,849
Other Federal Grants19612%$3,962
State/Local Grants473%$2,536
Institutional Grants92255%$51,259
Student Loans1096%$6,430
Federal Student Loans422%$4,951
Other Student Loans905%$5,477