Financial Aid for HMS Programs
The goal of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) financial aid program is to help students find the financial resources necessary to attend HMS. The MD program is rooted in the philosophy that students, with the help of their families, have the primary responsibility for financing their medical education to the fullest extent of their ability. Harvard Medical School’s role is to assist students in meeting the shortfall of funds after they and their family have made their maximum financial effort. All HMS funds for the MD program are distributed on the basis of financial need; academic merit is not a consideration.
The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing Master’s students with the information they need to finance their education through loans, external scholarships, and work study. MD-PhD students are served by the MD-PhD program office.