Students' Financial Obligations in the Event . . .

 

Students’ Financial Obligations in the Event of a Leave of Absence or Requirement to Withdraw

If Student Leaves (determined by effective date)

 Tuition

 S.S. Fee †

 Board

Fall Term 2020

On or before May 16

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

From May 17 to Sept. 9

 -0-

 -0-

 pro-rated

From Sept. 10 to Oct. 6

 6,206.63

 388.63

 pro-rated

From Oct. 7 to Nov. 3

 12,413.25

 777.25

 pro-rated

From Nov. 4 to Dec. 4

 18,619.88

 1,165.88

 pro-rated

After December 4

 24,826.50

 1,554.50

 3,512.50

 

Spring Term 2021

On or before Mon., Nov. 9 (10th Monday of the term)

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

From Nov. 10 to Jan. 29

 -0-

 -0-

 pro-rated

From Jan. 30 to Mar. 2

 6,206.63

 388.63

 pro-rated

From Mar. 3 to Mar. 30

 12,413.25

 777.25

 pro-rated

From Mar. 31 to Apr. 29

 18,619.88

 1,165.88

 pro-rated

After Apr. 29

 24,826.50

 1,554.50

 3,512.50

All amounts are in US dollars. Harvard in its sole discretion reserves the right to change these rates at any time upon 30 days prior notice to students.

* For Dudley Cooperative meal plan charges, inquire in the Dudley Community Office, 10 DeWolfe Street, Suites 22 and 23, (617)495-2256.

† Student Services Fee.

Housing Cancellation Fees

Students cancelling their housing for a future term are subject to cancellation fees if the leave of absence is voluntary. You may find the breakdown of housing fees here (See: Financial Obligations). Please inquire in the Dean of Students Office with questions about charges for a future term.

Because of student feedback that cancellation fee deadlines were confusing and did not align with other deadlines, we have adjusted our fee schedule starting with the Fall 2018 term.

Fall Term 2020
On or before May 18, 2020 $0
May 19, 2020 - June 15, 2020 $200
June 16, 2020 - July 14, 2020 $300
July 15, 2020 - August 10, 2020 $400
August 11, 2020 - September 8, 2020 $500
September 9, 2020 - December 3, 2020 $69.29/per diem
After December 3, 2020 $5,682.00
 
Spring Term 2021
On or before November 9, 2020 $0
November 10, 2020 - November 28, 2020 $200
November 29, 2020 - December 20, 2020 $300
December 21, 2020 - January 11, 2021 $400
January 12, 2021 - February 4, 2021 $500
February 5, 2021 - April 27, 2021 $60.77/per diem
After April 27, 2021 $5,682.00

(*The per diem charge is calculated based on the number of days from the first day of classes until the day you move out and return your key. Dudley co-op students will continue to pay the $500 cancellation fee until the per-diem rate breaks even with the $500 fee and is approximately 70% of the usual house rate).

We are unable to waive cancellation fees except in the most extraordinary circumstances. Per the Harvard College Handbook for Students: "Fees for late housing cancellation, late check-in, late course registration, and change-of-course petitions are waived only when the University is responsible for the difficulty or when the situation involves a serious illness of the student (usually including hospitalization) or a death in the student’s immediate family" (https://handbook.fas.harvard.edu/book/late-fees).

Students are encouraged to cancel their housing as soon as possible so that students can be taken off the wait list and so that houses can plan lottery and room assignments accordingly.