46 stories tagged ‘Financial Aid’
Harvard College will increase its financial aid budget for the 2013–14 academic year by $10 million, or 5.8 percent, bringing the total to a record $182 million. Since 2007, Harvard’s investment in financial aid for undergraduates at the College has increased by 88 percent.
Driven by historic levels of financial aid, the number of applications to Harvard College remained high this year. Applications reached a record 35,022, the third consecutive year with numbers near 35,000. Last year 34,303 applied, and two years ago 34,950 did.
Harvard College has admitted 895 students to the Class of 2017 under the Early Action program, an increase of 16 percent over last year.
A total of 4,856 students have applied for admission to Harvard’s Class of 2017 under the Early Action program, an increase of 14.9 percent over last year. The Class of 2016 had 4,228 students in the early pool.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment posted a -0.05% return and was valued at $30.7 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. The fiscal year 2012 endowment return was 98 basis points in excess of the -1.03% return on the benchmark Policy Portfolio.
Nearly 81 percent of students admitted to Harvard’s Class of 2016 have chosen to matriculate at the College. The last time the yield on admitted students reached 80 percent was 41 years ago.
Harvard College will increase financial aid for undergraduates to a record $172 million for the next academic year.
Applications have leveled off after five consecutive years of record numbers. A total of 34,285 applications were received, a dip from last year’s record 34,950. Two years ago, 30,489 applied; 10 years ago, 18,932 applied.
Seven hundred and seventy-two students have been admitted to the Harvard College Class of 2016 through the Early Action program, which was reinstated this year after a four-year absence.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment earned a 21.4 percent return for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011.
Harvard College will expand its investment in undergraduate financial aid this year by more than $10 million, providing a record $166 million in need-based scholarships to undergraduates. Beginning in the fall of 2012, financial aid will be further increased for low-income students by raising the income level under which parents pay nothing for the cost of attendance.
Motivated by the collective impact of their gifts, alumni are giving immediate use funds to support the Harvard experience today and in the future. Harvard’s newest alumni were the first to reach their participation milestone with a record-breaking Senior Gift Campaign, achieving an 82 percent participation rate.
Almost 35,000 students applied to Harvard College for admission to the Class of 2015. Letters of admission and email notifications were sent to 2,158 students, 6.2 percent of the record pool of 34,950. More than 60 percent of the admitted students will receive need-based scholarships averaging more than $40,000.
Harvard College will restore early action and create a new initiative to level the playing field in early admission.
Harvard College will increase its tuition by 3.8 percent for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year, resulting in a total undergraduate package price of $52,650. More than 60 percent of students to receive need-based scholarships
Law firm Andrews Kurth LLP has created the Richard H. Caldwell Financial Aid Fund, named after its deceased senior partner Richard Caldwell, a 1963 graduate of Harvard Law School.
As it emerges from the worst of the global financial crisis, Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is renewing its focus on priorities ranging from House Renewal to innovative pedagogy. With the release of the 2010 FAS annual report, Dean Michael D. Smith, John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, spoke to the Gazette about his goals for the year.
In 2004, Harvard announced an initiative to make the University more accessible to low-income families by expanding recruitment and eliminating parental contributions for eligible students. Since then, 1,900 students have taken advantage of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative. Here’s how the program changed the lives of some of its first alumni.
Harvard the University’s latest annual report reflects the effects of difficult strategic choices made during tumultuous economic times. The results are encouraging, but Chief Financial Officer Dan Shore says that Harvard will need to continue managing its expenses cautiously as it works through the lingering ramifications of the Great Recession.
Harvard President Drew Faust took questions from television journalist Charlie Gibson, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School this year, in a Sanders Theatre forum intended to kick off the school year.
Harvard’s endowment earned an investment return of 11 percent for the year and was valued at $27.6 billion on June 30.
For the first time in Harvard’s history, more than 30,000 students applied to the College; 2,110 were accepted into the Class of 2014. More than 60 percent of the admitted students, benefiting from a record $158 million in financial aid, will receive need-based scholarships.
More than three-quarters of the 2,110 students admitted to Harvard’s Class of 2014 say they will attend the College.
Harvard admits 2,110 out of more than 30,000 applicants to the Class of 2014, a 6.9 percent acceptance rate. More than 60 percent of the new students will receive need-based scholarships averaging $40,000.
Harvard College will increase financial aid for undergraduates by 9 percent, to a record $158 million, for the upcoming 2010-11 academic year.