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Financial Aid at Harvard

Financial Aid at Harvard
« on: January 22, 2008, 11:50:24 AM »
Hi all,

Does anybody have any experience or know of anybody who has successfully convinced Harvard to increase its financial aid package or offer better loans based on financial aid packages received from other schools?  If so, which schools and what were the packages?

Many thanks!

Re: Financial Aid at Harvard
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 11:51:13 AM »
Doesn't HLS only give need-based aid?

Re: Financial Aid at Harvard
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 11:54:07 AM »
I think Harvard matches fin aid packages from Stanford or Yale, just based on anecdotal evidence. Beyond those schools, however, I think you may be out of luck.

And yes, Harvard only grants need based aid.  :(

Re: Financial Aid at Harvard
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 11:11:56 PM »
How generous is aid though?  If I didn't qualify for aid at my undergrad (which is pretty generous), is there a chance I'll get something at HLS?

Re: Financial Aid at Harvard
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 11:22:56 PM »
7 year plan