Harvard Kennedy School of Government


Required Documents


To initiate third-party billing, your third-party sponsor must complete 2 documents:


  1. A signed letter, on company letterhead, verifying the parameters of your sponsor’s payment. Please review the Third-Party Billing Letter Guidelines to ensure that your letter includes all the required information.
  2. External Resource Verification Form.

The signed letter can be emailed to financial_aid@hks.harvard.edu. Although we prefer email submissions, if you have to mail the documents, please send them to the address below:

Harvard Kennedy School – Student Financial Services Office
79 John F. Kennedy St., Box 93

Cambridge, MA 02138-5801


Special Notes


  • Harvard housing 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.

Suggested Deadlines


Please be sure that your third-party payer sends these documents no later than June 26th for fall term and November 15th for spring term. These deadlines concern financial clearance for registration only.


As long as you complete the External Resource Verification Form by the deadline, 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.


NOTE: Having a sponsor does not relieve the student of their financial obligations to the University. If the sponsor fails to pay any amount for any reason, the student will remain responsible for paying their bill to the University.


Contact Information


For questions about the External Resource Verification Form, contact HKS Student Financial Services at 617-495-1155 or financial_aid@hks.harvard.edu.


For questions about invoicing, contact the Third-Party Billing Office at 617-496-8050 or studentaccountoperations_fad@harvard.edu.