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Harvard Housing Costs

$11,705 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$7,236 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$900 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$2,600 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

What are the Harvard Living Expenses?

Are you aware of how much it will cost to live on campus? Investigate how much extra you'll pay for living expenses at Harvard .

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Harvard Room and Board Expenses Most of the undergraduates at Harvard University take all of their classes online. If you are one of them, you might continue your current living arrangements, and you probably have a better handle on what your living expenses will be than whatever we could estimate.

Harvard prices housing and dining separately. The on-campus housing expense for any standard student was $11,705 in 2021, and the cost of an average dining plan was $7,236.

Get an idea of what the expenses at Harvard University will likely be for on-campus housing, meals and other fees by examining the table below.

ExpenseOn Campus
Room and Board$18,941
— Housing      $11,705
— Meals      $7,236
Other Living Expenses$2,600
Books and Supplies$900

Will You Spend Four Years On Campus? Forecasted Cost is $92,774

In the past five years, Harvard meal plans and housing costs have changed 3.3% on average each year, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current tendencies in room, board, and other expenses continue, we predict incoming first year students in 2022 to be charged about $22,659 for their first year of school. Two-year students might pay close to $22,964 in their final year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree are going to spend about $23,802 for their final year.

Over the entire degree (assuming you graduate on-time) the total will come to close to $92,774 for four years or $45,623 for a two-year stay.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Harvard Education?

Details on Your Campus Home

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Harvard does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?Yes
On-Campus Housing Capacity12,874

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

Harvard students pay $22,441 to stay on campus, however the average student nationwide pays only $15,282.


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