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The cost of attendance for the 2015-2016 academic year is outlined below to help Mason Fellows determine their financial certification budget for their year at Harvard Kennedy School. These minimum budget amounts are conservative estimates of modest student living and lifestyle expenses in the Boston-Cambridge area, and do not include costs such as international travel or buying a personal computer.
Financial Certification Budget
|HKS activity fee||$175|
|Mandatory University Health Services (summer)||$310|
|Mandatory HUHS Student Health Fee (SHF)||$1,042|
|Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan||$2,390|
|Total Direct Costs||$61,582|
|Room and board||$25,718|
|Personal expenses and travel||$5,580|
|Books and supplies||$1,820|
|Total Indirect Costs||$33,118|
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. It is important to note that tuition is expected to increase 3-4% each year and living expenses 1-3% annually.
A dependent is defined as a student’s spouse or a child under 21 years old.
|Number of dependents||Maintenance||
Mandatory HUHS Student Health Fee |
and Student Health Insurance Plan*
Mandatory HUHS Student Health Fee and Student |
Health Insurance Plan (Summer; per month)*
|Each additional||$5,000||No cost||No cost|
*Dependents must be covered under the HUHS Student Health Fee and Student Health Insurance Plan. Health care costs in the United States are very high. Lacking medical insurance or being unable to pay for health care services may prevent your spouse or child from receiving medical care.