Student Fees and Waivers

Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP Health Insurance)

All Harvard students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Harvard University Student Health Program, which is composed of HUSHP Student Health Insurance and the HUSHP Student Health Fee. If you meet the requirements, it is possible to waive one or both components of the program. While many students may be eligible to waive Student Health Insurance, most students are not eligible to waive the Student Health Fee. Learn more about HUSHP coverage and determine your eligibility to waive

Waiver applications must be completed online by July 31 for the fall semester and January 31 for the spring semester. Waivers are not renewed automatically and must be submitted by the deadline for each semester. Credits for an approved waiver can take 5-7 business days to process once the waiver is submitted. In order to register for classes, any charges due on your student account for the HUSHP must be paid in full.

Student Services Fee (College only)

The Student Services fee covers the cost of the House system and the Freshman Dean's Office functions. The House system is an administrative and educational arrangement that creates independent centers of tutorial, social, advising, and record keeping functions. The charge for the Student Services Fee is mandatory for all College students, including those who do not live on campus.

UC Student Activities Fee (College only)

The Undergraduate Council (UC) is made up of elected College students who serve as advocates for student concerns, organize campus-wide events, and provide funding for student organizations. The UC Student Activities Fee of $200 is charged once a year and is used to fund these activities.

In order to waive the UC Student Activities Fee, you must write a letter requesting a waiver of the fee and mail or deliver it to: Harvard Student Accounts Office, 801 Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02138 by September 30th for the fall semester. If you are returning from leave and are charged the UC Student Activities Fee in the spring semester, a letter requesting your waiver must be received by February 28th.

Graduate Student Council Fee (GSAS only)

 This fee funds graduate student groups and organizations, pays for graduate students to attend conferences and conduct summer research, and helps the Graduate Student Council advocate on behalf of students for concerns such as mentoring, teaching, health care, and housing. Students on leave of absence and traveling scholars will not be assessed the fee. Students returning mid-year from leave or traveling scholar status will be assessed a fee of $12.50 for the spring term.