Harvard Business School believes that your financial circumstances should never prevent you from applying to or attending our MBA program. We have an application fee to offset the costs of reviewing applications. However, if the application fee ($250 USD) presents a financial burden, we invite you to request a fee waiver.

To request a need-based fee waiver, you will need to start an application and complete the fee waiver request form inside. You can find out whether you are approved for a fee waiver before you decide to apply to HBS. We ask you to use this form to share your 2020 income information as well as your financial circumstances and reasons for requesting a need-based fee waiver. You may wish to include information about your income, financial assets, educational debt, family obligations, and/or any extenuating circumstances that may warrant a fee waiver. Please be aware that in some circumstances, the Admissions Office may request additional documentation after you submit this form.

After submitting the form, we will contact you via email to confirm whether or not we are able to provide a fee waiver. If your fee waiver request is not approved, you will have 48 hours or up until the application deadline date (if that has not passed) to be considered in that round. If your fee waiver request is not approved and you do not submit an application fee, your application will not be considered.

Please note, admission to Harvard Business School is need-blind which means we do not take your financial circumstances into account when making an admissions decision. The information collected in the fee waiver is not shared with the MBA Admissions Board. If you are accepted to Harvard Business School you will have the opportunity to apply for need-based financial aid in a separate financial aid process.