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Full tuition is due by the payment deadline, which you may find on the program's webpage. Although a purchase order confirms enrollment, full payment is 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. Upon acceptance to a program, you will receive specific payment instructions as part of the confirmation process.
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. The school is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses.
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, please apply no later than ten days before the program’s final registration/application deadline. Applications submitted after that point cannot be considered.
AmeriCorps Education Award
AmeriCorps members who would like to use all or part of their Education Award to pay the program fee cost 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email email@example.com 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.
As an HGSE Professional Education learner, you may request:
In order to consider and grant your request, we ask that you submit it no later than the final payment deadline shown on the program’s webpage.
Once the deadline has passed, we cannot guarantee that you will be eligible for a refund or withdrawal.
To refund, credit, 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.” Alternatively, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with Harvard University policy, Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education affirms the right of all individuals to equal treatment in education without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or disability.
Please note that U.S. law may restrict enrollment in HGSE Professional Education programs by persons residing in countries subject to U.S. trade sanctions. Prospective applicants who have questions about their eligibility should contact us prior to beginning the application.
Reasonable accommodations are available for Professional Education participants with disabilities, which may include mobility, vision, hearing, other physical impairments or health conditions, and learning disabilities.
To ensure the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that educational visitors are immunized against common contagious illnesses. Please ensure that your immunizations are up to date prior to your arrival on campus
We are thrilled to host our learners and visitors on Appian Way. As we welcome Professional Education participants to the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) campus, we assure you that the health, safety, and well-being of our community remain our top priority. We closely monitor health and safety protocols as provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Massachusetts, and Harvard University, and we will continue to make adjustments in response to evolving public health guidelines. Professional Education participants must adhere to all public health guidelines instituted by Harvard University and HGSE.
Due to the uncertainty of evolving public conditions, HGSE’s COVID-related safety requirements may be different when your program begins. If you are enrolled in an on-campus program and our requirements and policies change, the HGSE Professional Education team will contact you by email and on the program’s Canvas site. You may also find information about COVID-19 responses and expectations on the HGSE website and Harvard’s coronavirus website.
Please visit the COVID-19 section on the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.