2021 FAQ

Harvard College's Summer 2021 Funding Policy

For the latest information on Harvard College's Summer 2021 Summer Funding Policy, see remoteready.fas.harvard.edu/updates


Harvard College prioritizes the wide distribution of Summer funding to ensure that as many undergraduate students as possible can have a meaningful summer experience. For funded Summer 2021 experiences, students may only apply Harvard University funding to one Summer experience, regardless of duration of time (ex. only four weeks or a part-time effort). Co-funding between multiple sources of funding is permitted only if the funding jointly supports the same Summer experience. This includes students who accept the Harvard Summer School tuition waiver. Those students who accept the HSS waiver may not accept funding for a second Harvard Summer experience.

Exceptions to the Summer Funding Policy are uncommon and will be reviewed on an individual basis; students should make exception requests to their Resident Dean, who will forward on to the Office of Undergraduate Education. All exceptions will be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Failure to adhere to the Harvard College Summer funding policy may result in a student being referred to the Administrative Board or Honor Council.

Funding & Direct Deposit Questions

How do I enroll or know if I’ve been enrolled in direct deposit?

Students enroll in direct deposit through my.harvard. Follow the Financial Aid Office’s instructions here. Make sure you double-check that the routing and account numbers are correct to avoid bounced funds.

To check if you’ve already been enrolled, go to the “Student Accounts” tab in my.harvard.  If you’re already enrolled, it should say “Complete” under “Refund Direct Deposit.” You can update your bank account information if you wish.

How do I show proof of enrollment in direct deposit?:

Take a screenshot of your window with the confirmation that you’ve enrolled in direct deposit (it should have the name of the account holder, the name of the bank, and usually the last four digits of your account). Save it as a PDF and upload it to your application in CARAT.