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Application Materials

To apply for aid, you will need the following forms:

More information can be found on the individual term pages, listed below.

Which FAFSA Should I Complete and Which Tax Year Information Should I Be Using?

Requesting aid forSubmit this FAFSAFAFSA availabilityUse tax/income information fromPriority deadline for this term
Spring 20212020-2021Now open2018November 1, 2020
Summer 20212020-2021Now open2018March 1, 2021
Fall 20212021-2022Now Open2019June 1, 2021
Spring 20222021-2022Now Open2019November 1, 2021

Financial Aid for Summer 2021 Courses

How to apply for Summer Financial Aid:

  • Step 1: Submit the online 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (enter the Extension School federal code, E00209, in the school section of the FAFSA). Please allow 3-5 business days for processing before proceeding to Step 2.​
    • Please note: parental information with electronic signature is required for dependent students
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students only: if you do not have a valid Social Security Number, please contact Student Financial Services at studentfinance@extension.harvard.edu for further guidance.
  • Step 2: Submit the Summer Financial Aid Application Supplement
    • The Summer Aid Application will be available through the Financial Aid Self-Service Portal beginning February 1st, 2021.
  • Step 3: Review your Financial Aid Portal for any outstanding requirements.
    • You may be required to verify information you provided on your financial aid application by submitting additional supporting documentation (for example, proof of citizenship or verification worksheet) before your application is considered complete. For this reason, you are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline.
    • You may view your application status in the Financial Aid Portal at any time. Student Financial Services will contact you if additional documentation is required.

The priority application deadline for the summer term is March 1, 2021.

Submitting a completed application by the priority deadline allows you to:

  • Be considered for institutional grant funds
  • Have any anticipated financial aid posted to your student account by the full payment deadline

If you submit your completed application after the priority deadline, we will determine your eligibility for federal loans and grants on a rolling basis. You may be considered for institutional aid if funds are still available.

Requested documentation must be received by Student Financial Services no later than 14 days prior to the last day of summer classes. If documentation is not received by this deadline, financial aid funds may not be awarded for that term.

You should receive your financial aid notification within four to six weeks from the priority deadline, or the date when the application is completed, whichever is later.

Financial Aid for 2020–21 Courses

To apply for aid, complete and submit:

  • The online 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Enter the Extension School federal code, E00209, in the school section of the FAFSA.
    • Parental information with electronic signature is required for dependent students.
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students only: if you do not have a valid Social Security Number, please contact Student Financial Services at studentfinance@extension.harvard.edu for further guidance.
  • Send an email to studentfinance@extension.havard.edu with a request to be considered for aid. Email must be received by April 30, 2021.
  • Additional supporting documentation, if requested by Student Financial Services

You may be asked to verify information provided on your financial aid application and be required to submit additional supporting documentation (for example, proof of citizenship, federal tax return transcript, verification worksheets) before your application is considered complete. For this reason, you are encouraged to apply before the appropriate priority deadline.

Student Financial Services will contact you if additional documentation is required.

Requested documentation must be received by Student Financial Services no later than 30 days prior to the last day of a term. If documentation is not received by this deadline, financial aid funds may not be awarded for that term.

Priority Deadlines
The completed application is due:

  • June 1 for the fall term
  • November 1 for the spring term

Submitting a completed application by the priority deadline allows you to:

  • Be considered for institutional aid
  • Register using your anticipated financial aid on the first day of registration for fall or spring term if you have returned your signed award offer to Student Financial Services

If you submit your completed application after a priority deadline, we will determine your eligibility for federal loans and grants on a rolling basis. You may be considered for institutional aid if funds are still available.

You should receive your financial aid offer within six weeks of completing your application.

Financial Aid for 2021–22 Courses

  • Step 1: Submit the online 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (enter the Extension School federal code, E00209, in the school section of the FAFSA). Please allow 3-5 business days for processing before proceeding to Step 2.​
    • Please note: parental information with electronic signature is required for dependent students
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students only: if you do not have a valid Social Security Number, please contact Student Financial Services at studentfinance@extension.harvard.edu for further guidance.
  • Step 2: Submit the Financial Aid Application Supplement
    • The Fall/Spring Aid Supplement will be available through your Financial Aid Portal beginning May 1st, 2021.
  • Step 3: Review your Financial Aid Portal for any outstanding requirements.
    • You may be required to verify information you provided on your financial aid application by submitting additional supporting documentation (for example, proof of citizenship or verification worksheet) before your application is considered complete. For this reason, you are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline.
    • You may view your application status in the Financial Aid Portal at any time. Student Financial Services will contact you if additional documentation is required.

Requested documentation must be received by Student Financial Services no later than 30 days prior to the last day of a term. If documentation is not received by this deadline, financial aid funds may not be awarded for that term.

Priority deadlines

The completed application is due:

  • June 1 for the fall term
  • November 1 for the spring term

Submitting a completed application by the priority deadline allows you to:

  • Be considered for institutional aid
  • Register using your anticipated financial aid on the first day of registration for fall or spring term

If you submit your completed application after a priority deadline, we will determine your eligibility for federal loans and grants on a rolling basis. You may be considered for institutional aid if funds are still available.

You should receive your financial aid offer within six weeks of completing your application.