Average Cost of Harvard LL.M.


Bla Bla
Hello,

I checked the Harvard website and they only provide the information for 2007-2008 which is around 63,000 per academic year. That is surely bullshit for today's cost of living and tuition. Do you know where I can find the more current information on this? Information from current students or those who are familiar with it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Hello,

I checked the Harvard website and they only provide the information for 2007-2008 which is around 63,000 per academic year. That is surely bullshit for today's cost of living and tuition. Do you know where I can find the more current information on this? Information from current students or those who are familiar with it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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darya
I really think that the cost of harvard and the nyc programs (columbia & nyu) would be the same. Depending on your lifestyle, either one could be so much more. Unknown to many, Boston (the reference for cambridge price points) is a very expensive place to be in/live in. I live in the states so i kind of have an idea.
I really think that the cost of harvard and the nyc programs (columbia & nyu) would be the same. Depending on your lifestyle, either one could be so much more. Unknown to many, Boston (the reference for cambridge price points) is a very expensive place to be in/live in. I live in the states so i kind of have an idea.
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Bla Bla
Thanks a lot Darya. I also expected it to be costly to study in Boston. However, shouldn't it be a tad cheaper than New York? In addition, the tuition at Harvard is around 2-3 grands lower than Columbia right?? So, I really hope that my budget shouldn't exceed 70 grands for the academic year. What do you guys think???
Thanks a lot Darya. I also expected it to be costly to study in Boston. However, shouldn't it be a tad cheaper than New York? In addition, the tuition at Harvard is around 2-3 grands lower than Columbia right?? So, I really hope that my budget shouldn't exceed 70 grands for the academic year. What do you guys think???
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So, I really hope that my budget shouldn't exceed 70 grands for the academic year. What do you guys think???


I'm also planning and hoping for a less-than-70000 budget at Cambridge/Boston.
<blockquote>So, I really hope that my budget shouldn't exceed 70 grands for the academic year. What do you guys think???</blockquote>

I'm also planning and hoping for a less-than-70000 budget at Cambridge/Boston.
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darya
Thats right its a couple of thousands cheaper in tuition. But honestly, I think there'd be a lot of extra expenses during the academic year that would even things out in the end.

By all means you can survive on a set budget. But sticking to that budget may present challenges. A lot of my friends who have done their llm here say they were dead set on not spending a penny on non-school related stuff---but once thanksgiving/winter/spring break came the urge to take advantage of being in the US and see places take over-esp coz everyone's doing it. so just be mindful of that i guess.
Thats right its a couple of thousands cheaper in tuition. But honestly, I think there'd be a lot of extra expenses during the academic year that would even things out in the end.

By all means you can survive on a set budget. But sticking to that budget may present challenges. A lot of my friends who have done their llm here say they were dead set on not spending a penny on non-school related stuff---but once thanksgiving/winter/spring break came the urge to take advantage of being in the US and see places take over-esp coz everyone's doing it. so just be mindful of that i guess.
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The Instructions at the Financial Aid application page come with the following text:

COSTS OF ATTENDANCE FOR THE LL.M. PROGRAM

LL.M. tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year is $43,900; in addition, the student activity fee and health fees, plus the estimated costs of housing, food, books and supplies, and personal and travel expenses for a single student come to at least $24,300, for a total of at least $68,200. For 2009-2010, the standard budget for married students calls for at least another $13,680 in living expenses for the spouse, $7,860 for the first child, and $7,740 for each additional child. We expect an increase in the costs of attendance for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The Instructions at the Financial Aid application page come with the following text:

COSTS OF ATTENDANCE FOR THE LL.M. PROGRAM

LL.M. tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year is $43,900; in addition, the student activity fee and health fees, plus the estimated costs of housing, food, books and supplies, and personal and travel expenses for a single student come to at least $24,300, for a total of at least $68,200. For 2009-2010, the standard budget for married students calls for at least another $13,680 in living expenses for the spouse, $7,860 for the first child, and $7,740 for each additional child. We expect an increase in the costs of attendance for the 2010-2011 academic year.
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darya
The Instructions at the Financial Aid application page come with the following text:

COSTS OF ATTENDANCE FOR THE LL.M. PROGRAM

LL.M. tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year is $43,900; in addition, the student activity fee and health fees, plus the estimated costs of housing, food, books and supplies, and personal and travel expenses for a single student come to at least $24,300, for a total of at least $68,200. For 2009-2010, the standard budget for married students calls for at least another $13,680 in living expenses for the spouse, $7,860 for the first child, and $7,740 for each additional child. We expect an increase in the costs of attendance for the 2010-2011 academic year.



As I said, its completely possible to not go over budget, it depends on the person really.
<blockquote>The Instructions at the Financial Aid application page come with the following text:

COSTS OF ATTENDANCE FOR THE LL.M. PROGRAM

LL.M. tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year is $43,900; in addition, the student activity fee and health fees, plus the estimated costs of housing, food, books and supplies, and personal and travel expenses for a single student come to at least $24,300, for a total of at least $68,200. For 2009-2010, the standard budget for married students calls for at least another $13,680 in living expenses for the spouse, $7,860 for the first child, and $7,740 for each additional child. We expect an increase in the costs of attendance for the 2010-2011 academic year. </blockquote>



As I said, its completely possible to not go over budget, it depends on the person really.
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Bla Bla
Thanks Cyberlaw and Darya. Your inputs are really useful. I'm so desperate to get some financial aid from them or my parents will have to bear a LOT for my study.

I'm pretty sure that we will have to spend a lot more than the minimum cost (on stuffs for pleasure!!). The worst thing is I don't know how to cook and I always buy food....nice one...I'm so ashamed.
Thanks Cyberlaw and Darya. Your inputs are really useful. I'm so desperate to get some financial aid from them or my parents will have to bear a LOT for my study.

I'm pretty sure that we will have to spend a lot more than the minimum cost (on stuffs for pleasure!!). The worst thing is I don't know how to cook and I always buy food....nice one...I'm so ashamed.
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darya
Thanks Cyberlaw and Darya. Your inputs are really useful. I'm so desperate to get some financial aid from them or my parents will have to bear a LOT for my study.

I'm pretty sure that we will have to spend a lot more than the minimum cost (on stuffs for pleasure!!). The worst thing is I don't know how to cook and I always buy food....nice one...I'm so ashamed.


Hehehe, when i first came here i was having a mini heart attack everytime i paid for food because back home it will only be a small fraction of the price! so those with scholarship/financial assistance are really lucky.
<blockquote>Thanks Cyberlaw and Darya. Your inputs are really useful. I'm so desperate to get some financial aid from them or my parents will have to bear a LOT for my study.

I'm pretty sure that we will have to spend a lot more than the minimum cost (on stuffs for pleasure!!). The worst thing is I don't know how to cook and I always buy food....nice one...I'm so ashamed.</blockquote>

Hehehe, when i first came here i was having a mini heart attack everytime i paid for food because back home it will only be a small fraction of the price! so those with scholarship/financial assistance are really lucky.
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j.a.
@ cyberlawyer, I can't find the link to the financial aid application on the Embark site. It seems to be unavailable. How did you manage to get that info?
@ cyberlawyer, I can't find the link to the financial aid application on the Embark site. It seems to be unavailable. How did you manage to get that info?
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There is a link to the financial aid page hidden in the application website (by clicking the "Submit Confirmation" button and rolling the page down to find the link to "Part II" of the application, which is the financial aid form), but I guess the easier way to find it is to follow this link: https://apply.embark.com/law/Harvard/FinAid/89/
There is a link to the financial aid page hidden in the application website (by clicking the "Submit Confirmation" button and rolling the page down to find the link to "Part II" of the application, which is the financial aid form), but I guess the easier way to find it is to follow this link: https://apply.embark.com/law/Harvard/FinAid/89/
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