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Financial Aid

Admissions

Same-Sex Parents Avoid Financial Aid Bias

Though the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA and a key document in college financial aid applications, does not recognize same-sex couples, students at Harvard with parents of the same sex have been relatively unaffected by the bureaucratic hurdle, according to Director of Financial Aid Sally C. Donahue.

Politics

Students Rally for DREAM

A group of Harvard students and community members gathered on the steps of Widener Library Saturday afternoon to show support for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act.

College

Harvard Tuition Rises to $52,650

The jump in price will be coupled with a $2 million increase in the financial aid budget, bringing the total cost of financial aid to a record high of more than $160 million.

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Student Life

Inquisitive Posters Tied to Senior Gift

If you're confused by the signs around campus asking "What if we had no financial aid?" and "How much fun did you have at Yardfest?", we've got an answer for you. After a bit of investigative journalism, we've confirmed that the posters are part of an advertising campaign for the senior class gift fund.

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Financial Aid

Default Rates on Student Loans Rise

Default rates on student loans are increasing, as Education Secretary Arne S. Duncan ’86 announced last week, but the news has not translated into dramatic changes for a private university like Harvard.

Changes to Admissions and Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Changes to Admissions and Financial Aid

This year's senior class was the second to last class to have early admissions and was one of the first to experience the benefits of the new financial aid initiative announced in December 2007.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Officers Praise Health Care and Education Bill

Financial aid officials from nearby universities hailed President Barack Obama’s signing of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 yesterday as landmark legislation that could bring changes to financial aid programs at institutions of higher education across the country.

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