Financial Aid & Financing
The fee for the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program is $1,950. US citizens who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program may qualify for institutional need-based scholarships. The online HBX CORe application features an "Institutional Need-Based Scholarship" section that will assist in determining your eligibility.
If you are interested in receiving undergraduate credit for completing HBX CORe, please see the Undergraduate Credit Cohorts section below for additional details.
|Scholarship Type||Scholarship Amount|
|Current Pell Grant Recipients||$1,550|
|US Military Personnel (Active & Veteran)||$1,150|
|Current Graduate Students||$550|
Students from Collaborating Colleges & Universities may be eligible for additional need-based scholarships.
Financing options are also available. Below is a list of lenders who have indicated that they are willing to provide loans to participants in CORe. The contact information is provided as a service and not as an endorsement of the lender. You may choose one of these or any other lender of your choice. Each lender will have its own eligibility criteria and lending requirements.
If you wish to pay for CORe with a loan, you must be approved prior to starting the program. The following are due dates for applying for the loan through your lender of choice:
|Cohort Start||Apply-by date with Lender*|
|January 10, 2017||December 19, 2016|
|February 14, 2017||January 24, 2017|
|April 4, 2017||March 14, 2017|
|May 16, 2017||April 25, 2017|
|June 6, 2017||May 16, 2017|
|July 6, 2017||June 15, 2017|
Undergraduate Credit Cohorts
The fee for the undergraduate credit option—available for the May 2017 cohort—is $3,600. Undergraduate degree candidates at accredited degree-granting US institutions are eligible to use federal financial aid for the undergraduate credit option. To do so:
- Confirm with your home institution that it will accept eight undergraduate degree credits for HBX CORe and will offer you aid.
- Once admitted to CORe, pay the credit cost of HBX CORe ($3,600).
- Send your institution’s signed consortium agreement to Harvard Extension School, Student Financial Services (SFS), 51 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02318. SFS will confirm your admission and credit registration in CORe and return the form to your home institution. Once received, your institution will release the funds directly to you.
Harvard Extension School undergraduate degree candidates may use their existing financial aid award toward the cost of HBX CORe. These eight credits will be counted toward your enrollment status, and should be reflected in the number of credits reported in your enrollment plan. You may update your enrollment plan, if needed, in online services.
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