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/New Pathway 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 to Tuition and Fees in the Student Handbook or Cost of Attendance Determinations.

Cost of Attendance 2019-20

Pathways

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,803

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$287

Living expenses

$25,865

Total cost of attendance

$95,055

Itemized Budget  

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee 

$72

Education materials fee  

$425

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$287

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$10,850

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

1,430

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies** 

$2,915

*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 $91,355.

**Includes black bag diagnostic equipment of $750.

 

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$290

Living expenses

$32,092

Total cost of attendance

$100,760

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$290

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,830

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 $97,060.

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$2,210

Living expenses

$30,877

Total cost of attendance

$101,465

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$290

National board fee**

$1,920

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,290

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 $97,765.

**USMLE exam fee for step 1 cost of $630 and step 2 CS cost of $1,290.  

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$924

Living expenses

$29,833

Total cost of attendance

$99,135

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$294

National board fee**

$630

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,870

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 $95,435.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$289

Living expenses

$30,573

Total cost of attendance

$99,240

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$289

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,020

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 $95,540.  

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$924

Living expenses

$29,833

Total cost of attendance

$44,135

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee* 

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$294

National board fee**

$630

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,870

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 $40,435.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

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HST

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,803

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$288

Living expenses

$23,089

Total cost of attendance

$92,280

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Education materials fee

$425

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$288

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$9,857

Food

$4,800

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

$4,250

Local and clinical transportation

$1,300

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$2,167

*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 $88,580.  

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$918

Living expenses

$27,254

Total cost of attendance

$96,550

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$288

National board fee**

$630

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$14,000

Food

$4,800

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

$4,250

Local and clinical transportation

$850

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 $92,850. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 1.

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

 

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$1,580

Living expenses

$31,687

Total cost of attendance

$101,645

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$290

National board fee**

$1,290

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$2,100

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 $97,945. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CS.

 

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$924

Living expenses

$29,833

Total cost of attendance

$99,135

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$294

National board fee**

$630

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,870

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 $95,435.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

 

Tuition

$63,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$289

Living expenses

$30,573

Total cost of attendance

$99,240

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$63,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$289

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,020

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 $95,540.    

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,278

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

$924

Living expenses

$29,833

Total cost of attendance

$44,135

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,206

Disability insurance fee* 

$72

Health insurance fee*

$3,700

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$294

National board fee**

$630

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,870

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 $40,435.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

 

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Cost of Attendance 2018-19

Pathways

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,771

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$288

Living expenses

$25,597

Total cost of attendance

$92,620

Itemized Budget 

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee 

$68

Education materials fee  

$425

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$288

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$10,747

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

1,265

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies** 

$2,915

*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 $89,256.

**Includes black bag diagnostic equipment of $750.

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$288

Living expenses

$31,882

Total cost of attendance

$98,380

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$288

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,620

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 $95,016.  

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$2,183

Living expenses

$30,727

Total cost of attendance

$99,120

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$288

National board fee**

$1,895

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,140

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 $95,756.

**USMLE exam fee for step 1 cost of $610 and step 2 CS cost of $1,285.  

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$902

Living expenses

$29,612

Total cost of attendance

$96,724

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$292

National board fee**

$610

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,650

Long distance travel

$1,430

Books & supplies  

$1,177

*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 $93,360.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK

 

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$291

Living expenses

$30,453

Total cost of attendance

$96,954

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$291

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$900

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 $93,590.

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New Pathway

Tuition

$8,400

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$901

Living expenses

$29,613

Total cost of attendance

$43,524

Itemized Budget  

Tuition   

$8,400

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee* 

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$291

National board fee**

$610

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$15,400

Food

$5,280

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

$4,675

Local and clinical transportation

$1,650

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 $40,160.

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CK  

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HST

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,771

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$286

Living expenses

$22,853

Total cost of attendance

$89,874

Itemized Budget

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

Matriculation fee   

$100

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Education materials fee

$425

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$286

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$9,771

Food

$4,800

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

$4,250

Local and clinical transportation

$1,150

Long distance travel

$715

Books & supplies  

$2,167

*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 $86,510.

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$896

Living expenses

$27,154

Total cost of attendance

$94,260

Itemized Budget 

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$286

National board fee**

$610

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$14,000

Food

$4,800

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

$4,250

Local and clinical transportation

$750

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 $90,896. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 1.

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

Tuition

$61,600

Mandatory fees

$1,246

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

$1,573

Living expenses

$31,387

Total cost of attendance

$99,170

Itemized Budget 

Tuition   

$61,600

Mandatory fees

 

University health service fee

$1,178

Disability insurance fee

$68

Health insurance fee*

$3,364

Additional fees not charged to bill

 

Loan fees

$288

National board fee**

$1,285

Living expenses

 

Housing (rent)

$16,800

Food

$5,760

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

$5,100

Local and clinical transportation

$1,800

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 $95,806. 

**USMLE exam fee for step 2CS.

 

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