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Payment, Tuition Assistance, and Refunds & Withdrawals


Full tuition is due by the indicated payment deadline, please refer to the program’s community and application page for the payment deadline. While a purchase order confirms enrollment, full payment is still required by the final payment deadline. Please note that failure to pay by the deadline will result in your withdrawal from the program.

We accept payment by credit card, check, and bank wire transfer. You will receive specific payment instructions as part of the confirmation process upon acceptance to a program.

The Harvard Graduate School of Education reserves the right to change faculty or cancel programs at its discretion and is not responsible for any planning expenses incurred.

Please Note: Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and hotel accommodations for on-campus programs. Please click here for more information on hotel accommodations. The school is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses.

Tuition Assistance

Limited tuition assistance is available for some programs and is granted based on institutional or participant need. If you would like to inquire whether your program offers tuition assistance, please contact our team directly by submitting a case in the Professional Education Community under the Question Topic “Tuition Assistance.”

Requests for tuition assistance have no effect on an applicant's prospects for admission. You may access the tuition assistance application after you have submitted your program application.

To be considered, tuition assistance applications must be submitted by the final application deadline of the program for which you seek tuition assistance. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. 

Refunds and Withdrawal Requests

This section outlines our policies for withdrawal, refund, and substitution requests. Refunds requests are dependent upon the timing by which we are notified. 

If you have any questions or concerns about these policies or your ability to participate or to submit a withdrawal and/or refund request, please contact our team directly by submitting a case in the Professional Education Community under the Question Topic “Program Cancelation or Withdrawal.”

Online Program Refund Policy

Refund will be granted: For all online programs, we will only grant refunds if the request was submitted by the program’s final payment deadline. The payment deadline is listed on your invoice.

No refund will be granted: No refunds for withdrawals will be granted for requests submitted after the program’s final payment deadline. 

Substitution and Deferral Requests

Substitution and deferral requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted by the final application or registration deadline of the program. To submit a substitution or deferral request, please contact our team directly by submitting a case in the Professional Education Community under the Question Topic “Program Cancelation or Withdrawal.”

In all cases, substitutions require advance approval.

Financial Sponsor Information

AmeriCorps Education Award
AmeriCorps members who would like to use all or part of their Education Award to pay the cost of the program fee should, after acceptance and upon submitting enrollment confirmation, select “Segal AmeriCorps Education Award” when indicating how the program fee will be paid. Immediately after submitting the online confirmation, enrolled participants should then initiate a payment request online through their My AmeriCorps account and forward the completed request as confirmation to Please refer to this link for additional information on using the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or email with any questions.

GI Bill Benefits - No Longer Available
The US Department of Veterans Affairs recently notified us of changes in how they interpret their education benefits policy. As a result, until further notice, the programs offered by Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are not eligible for payment under Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® or the Yellow Ribbon Program. We are no longer developing a VA-specific catalog and have removed language about VA benefit payment options from our website.