Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Students are responsible for completing the External Resource Verification Form found at the HKS Student Financial Services website. In addition to completing the form, have your third party sponsor submit a supporting letter by fax or mail to:

 Harvard Kennedy School Student Financial Services Office
79 John F. Kennedy St., Box 93
Cambridge, MA 02138-5801
Phone: 617-496-1957
Fax: 617-496-1165

Please Note:

  • Course Material fees and Computer Lab fees cannot be billed directly to a third party. Students must arrange payment of these fees with their third-party payer.
  • You will be automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year. If you have alternate coverage and would like to waive this fee, please visit the Harvard University Student Health Program website and follow the waiver instructions.


Please be sure that your third-party payer completes the form and sends the letter no later than the dates found on the External Resource Verification Form. These deadlines concern financial clearance for registration only.  As long as you complete the External Resource Verification Form by the deadline listed, you will be granted financial clearance for registration equal to the amount of your third-party payer's contribution. We can only send bills for the current semester and cannot bill retroactively for a previous semester.

If you have questions while completing the External Resource Verification form, contact the Harvard Kennedy School Financial Services office at 617-495-1155 or financial_aid@hks.harvard.edu.

If you have questions about invoicing, the Third Party Billing Office can be reached at 617-496-8050 or studentaccountoperations_fad@harvard.edu.