31 Oct 2008

Harvard Business School Announces Continued Access to Student Loans


BOSTON — Harvard Business School is pleased to announce that Harvard MBA students will continue to have access to need-based loans, despite the pressures on loan availability for students in the current economic climate. This is true for U.S. students as well as international students, who will not be required to find a US co-signer.

The Harvard MBA Program is need-blind in its candidate selection process. Once admitted, students have access to financial assistance through loans and fellowship programs to cover the entire student budget and aid is awarded to students based on the cost of the program and their ability to contribute.

"Each year, we welcome 900 students who represent more than seventy countries with a variety of backgrounds," said Deirdre Leopold, Managing Director MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. "Diversity in the classroom is essential to the MBA program, which is why it is of great importance that we continue to make it possible for international students to have access to the funds they need."

Information about specific loan programs will be announced in the coming months.

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.