Specific question about Harvard's financial aid program

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backwards54
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Specific question about Harvard's financial aid program

Postby backwards54 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:37 am

Hey everyone!

I have a very specific question about Harvard LS financial aid program. I've been through their website and haven't found an answer. I haven't been admitted yet so I don't want to email them about it, but I'm curious. Input or experiences from current or graduates from HLS would be greatly appreciated!

I know that when you apply for their financial aid program, they take a look at your income/assets as well as your parents income/assets. Generally speaking if your parents make more than 180 000 $ a year, you only qualify for loans, but if they make less, you do qualify (unless you happen to have a huge trust funds or important assets or something) to have a portion of your financial aid in grants.

My question: does anyone knows what is the maximum grant that they can give? is it for instance 50 %, 60 %, etc.? In my case, both of my parents are dead, and I don't have any trust funds, assets, etc. so I am pretty sure my situation fits in the "most needy" category. I am trying to figure out, if admitted, what is the proportion of money I could get in grants and the proportion in loans.

Thank you!

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Re: Specific question about Harvard's financial aid program

Postby rubyrose » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:52 am

I really wish someone would answer this question for you. I'm also very curious

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Re: Specific question about Harvard's financial aid program

Postby backwards54 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:14 pm

I really wish as well! Haha oh well if nobody knows I guess I'll have to wait and see when I'll apply (if I'm admitted of course)

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Re: Specific question about Harvard's financial aid program

Postby howlery » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:04 pm

I don't think it is as easy to say how much you'd get like in undergrad, where you might qualify for a full ride if you're EFC is below a certain benchmark. If you look on LSN I'm pretty sure you can find people who list large grants from HYS, with S supposedly being the most generous.

Someone with a wife and kids posted a while ago about getting grants up to the full cost of attendance at H if I remember correctly. Though he had a family, not sure if that would apply to you.

Either way if you got in they would surely be generous. Also, its Harvard--chances are you'll find a job to pay off any loans you might have to take.

ETA some LSNs FWIW

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bedefan 150k
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Confused7 87k
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Pinkzeppelin 70k
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gwb 133k

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Re: Specific question about Harvard's financial aid program

Postby backwards54 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:52 pm

howlery wrote:I don't think it is as easy to say how much you'd get like in undergrad, where you might qualify for a full ride if you're EFC is below a certain benchmark. If you look on LSN I'm pretty sure you can find people who list large grants from HYS, with S supposedly being the most generous.

Someone with a wife and kids posted a while ago about getting grants up to the full cost of attendance at H if I remember correctly. Though he had a family, not sure if that would apply to you.

Either way if you got in they would surely be generous. Also, its Harvard--chances are you'll find a job to pay off any loans you might have to take.

ETA some LSNs FWIW

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bedefan 150k
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Confused7 87k
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Pinkzeppelin 70k
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gwb 133k


Oh thanks so much, I hadn't even thought about checking LSN. That's awesome, one said he got 150 000 $ in need-based from Harvard! I think I'll PM him to know more details. Thank you again!




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