Cost of Attendance

How much will my medical education cost?

Tuition, fees, and expenses comprise the cost of attendance of medical school at HMS. Cost of attendance varies by curricular track (Pathways and HST) and by stage (preclerkship, clerkship/Principal Clinical Experience (PCE), and post-PCE/Advanced Experiences).  The student budget has two primary purposes: 1) to give students an estimate of reasonable costs of attendance; and 2) to establish the federally required uniform cost of attendance standard against which to measure financial need.

The cost of attendance tables below give general information. For detailed information on tuition, fees, and expenses, please refer Cost of Attendance Determinations.

Cost of Attendance 2021-22

Pathways

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,839

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$208

Living expenses

$27,045

Total cost of attendance

$99,416

Itemized Budget  

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee 

$72

Education materials fee  

$425

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$208

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$11,400

Food

$5,445

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,785

Local and clinical transportation

1,485

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies** 

$3,215

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $95,376.

**Includes black bag diagnostic equipment of $750.

 

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$274

Living expenses

$33,050

Total cost of attendance

$104,962

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$274

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$17,400

Food

$5,940

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,220

Local and clinical transportation

$1,890

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,885

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $100,922.

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$928

Living expenses

$31,840

Total cost of attendance

$104,406

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$283

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$17,400

Food

$5,940

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,220

Local and clinical transportation

$1,350

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,215

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $100,366.

**USMLE exam fee for step 1. 

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$904

Living expenses

$30,770

Total cost of attendance

$103,312

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$259

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,950

Food

$5,445

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,785

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,180

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $99,272.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$259

Living expenses

$31,535

Total cost of attendance

$103,432

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$259

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$17,400

Food

$5,940

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,220

Local and clinical transportation

$1,080

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,180

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $99,392.  

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$898

Living expenses

$30,770

Total cost of attendance

$45,422

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee* 

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$253

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,950

Food

$5,445

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,785

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,180

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $41,382.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

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HST

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,839

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$209

Living expenses

$26,300

Total cost of attendance

$98,672

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Education materials fee

$425

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$209

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$11,400

Food

$5,445

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,785

Local and clinical transportation

$1,485

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$2,470

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $94,632.  

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$903

Living expenses

$28,055

Total cost of attendance

$100,596

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$258

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$14,500

Food

$4,950

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,350

Local and clinical transportation

$900

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies***

$2,640

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $96,556. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 1.

***Includes black bag diagnostic equipment of $750.

 

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$904

Living expenses

$30,770

Total cost of attendance

$103,312

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$259

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,950

Food

$5,445

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,785

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,180

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $99,272.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

 

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$259

Living expenses

$31,535

Total cost of attendance

$103,432

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$259

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$17,400

Food

$5,940

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,220

Local and clinical transportation

$1,080

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,180

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $99,392..    

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$898

Living expenses

$30,770

Total cost of attendance

$45,422

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee* 

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$253

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,950

Food

$5,445

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,785

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,180

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $41,382.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

 

Tuition

$66,284

Mandatory fees

$1,314

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

$278

Living expenses

$32,650

Total cost of attendance

$104,566

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$66,284

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,242

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$4,040

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$278

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$17,400

Food

$5,940

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,220

Local and clinical transportation

$2,160

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,215

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $100,526.

 

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Cost of Attendance 2020-21

Pathways

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,803

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$202

Living expenses

$26,635

Total cost of attendance

$97,546

Itemized Budget 

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee 

$72

Education materials fee  

$425

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$202

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$11,065

Food

$5,280

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

1,485

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies** 

$3,415

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $93,624.

**Includes black bag diagnostic equipment of $750.

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$270

Living expenses

$32,152

Total cost of attendance

$102,606

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$270

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,890

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,887

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $98,684.  

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$2,219

Living expenses

$30,937

Total cost of attendance

$103,340

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$274

National board fee**

$1,945

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,350

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,212

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $99,418.

**USMLE exam fee for step 1 cost of $645 and step 2 CS cost of $1,300.  

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$893

Living expenses

$29,943

Total cost of attendance

$101,020

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$248

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,178

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $97,098.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$253

Living expenses

$30,633

Total cost of attendance

$101,070

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$253

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,080

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,178

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $97,148.

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$893

Living expenses

$29,943

Total cost of attendance

$44,436

Itemized Budget  

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee* 

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$248

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,178

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $40,514.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

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HST

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,803

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$202

Living expenses

$25,887

Total cost of attendance

$96,798

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Education materials fee

$425

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$202

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$11,065

Food

$5,280

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,485

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$2,667

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $92,876.

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$902

Living expenses

$27,304

Total cost of attendance

$98,390

Itemized Budget 

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$257

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$14,000

Food

$4,800

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,250

Local and clinical transportation

$900

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies***

$2,639

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $94,468. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 1.

***Includes black bag diagnostic equipment of $750.

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$893

Living expenses

$29,943

Total cost of attendance

$101,020

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$248

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,178

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $97,098.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

 

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$253

Living expenses

$30,633

Total cost of attendance

$101,070

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$253

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,080

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,178

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $97,148.  

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$893

Living expenses

$29,943

Total cost of attendance

$44,436

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee* 

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$248

National board fee**

$645

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,980

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,178

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $40,514.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

 

Tuition

$64,984

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

$1,575

Living expenses

$31,747

Total cost of attendance

$103,506

Itemized Budget

 

Tuition   

$64,984

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,922

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$275

National board fee**

$1,300

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

Misc. expenses (clothing, recreation, laundry, utilities, other)

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$2,160

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$1,212

*Students who choose to waive the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. Total cost of attendance without the Harvard BC/BS health insurance fee is $99,584. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CS.

 

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