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 2018

On or before May 13

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

From May 14 to June 30

 -0-

 181.50

 -0-

From July 1 to Sept 12

 -0-

 272.00

 pro-rated

From Sept. 13 to Oct. 9

 5,792.50

 362.75

 pro-rated

From Oct. 10 to Oct. 29

 11,585.00

 725.50

 pro-rated

From Oct. 30 to Dec. 6

 17,377.50

 1,088.25

 pro-rated

After December 6

 23,170.00

 1,451.00

 3,275.50

 

Spring Term 2019

On or before Tues., Nov. 12 (10th Monday of the term)

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

 

 -0-

From Nov. 13 to Jan. 1

 -0-

 181.50

 -0-

From Jan. 2 to Feb. 1

 -0-

 272.00

 pro-rated

From Feb. 2 to Feb. 25

 5,792.50

 362.75

 pro-rated

From Feb. 26 to Apr. 1

 11,585.00

 725.50

 pro-rated

From Apr. 2 to May 2

 17,377.50

 1,088.25

 pro-rated

After May 2

 23,170.00

 1,451.00

 3,275.50

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 House Office, Lehman Hall (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 2018 Term
On or before May 14, 2018 $0
May 15, 2018 - June 11, 2018 $200
June 12, 2018 - July 9, 2018 $300
July 10, 2018 - August 6, 2018 $400
August 7, 2018 - September 12, 2018 $500
September 13, 2018 - December 5, 2018 $57.04/day
After December 5, 2018 $5,304.50
 
Spring Term 2019
On or before November 12, 2018 $0
November 13, 2018 - November 30, 2018 $200
December 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018 $300
December 23, 2018 - January 13, 2019 $400
January 14, 2019 - February 5, 2019 $500
February 6, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $57.04/day
After May 1, 2019 $5,304.50

(*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.