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Financial Aid & Tuition

Meet the Staff

The HGSE Financial Aid Office (FAO) is dedicated to the success of our students by providing accessible and inclusive financial aid, student support, and financial wellness services. The FAO will help students navigate the complexities of financing a graduate degree at HGSE and provide financial assistance and resources to help meet education expenses while supporting the recruitment, retention, and academic success of a diverse student body in accordance with all federal, state, and University policies and regulations. 

The HGSE Financial Aid Office seeks to create a culturally sensitive environment, while making available resources that allow all students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals through an ongoing commitment to our values: innovation, transparency, dignity, equity, and diversity. 

We strive:

  • To create a welcoming, inclusive, and honest environment in which to discuss financial aid and personal financial matters.
  • To provide prospective and enrolled students with comprehensive information regarding financial aid programs for graduate study, so they have the tools to make informed decisions about school enrollment and financing options.
  • To enhance the student experience by offering financial wellness programs that help students achieve success beyond their time at HGSE.
  • To review and analyze aid applications, and to award funding to eligible students using an equitable methodology in compliance with institutional and federal policies and regulations.

Who We Are

Frank Arce

Frank Arce

Director of Financial Aid
HGSE Shield

Shawn Bennett

Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid
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Valeria Harris

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Amanda Weydt

Amanda Weydt

Financial Aid Counselor


Contact the Financial Aid Office

G049 Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
Walk-in hours:
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday
10 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-495-3416
Fax: 617-496-0840
Email Financial Aid