Funding Package

Harvard Teacher Fellows, in partnership with our Teaching Residency placement schools, provides a generous funding package for Fellows, which includes:

  • Tuition and books for all for teacher licensure courses
  • Tuition for all courses for the optional Master's Degree program, with the exception of 6 credits that Fellows cover
  • Reimbursement for all Massachusetts teaching licensure fees
  • Reimbursement for all licensure fees associated with the Teaching Residency placement
  • Summer I and Summer II housing
  • Summer I and Summer II living stipend ($20 per day)*
  • Teaching Residency 1/2-time salary of a first-year teacher, paid by the placement school
  • Teaching Residency stipend paid by HTF, which, when added to the 1/2-time salary paid by the placement school, meets 115% of the estimated cost of living for the placement city**
  • Travel and lodging for HTF events
  • A $1000 relocation stipend for the residency year

*In 2017, Cohort 2 was on campus for 60 days in the summer and received a $1,200 living stipend (Summer I); Cohort 1 was on campus for 30 days and received a $600 living stipend (Summer II)

**In 2017, the median funding received during the Teaching Residency was $30,575 (1/2-time salary paid by placement school + stipend paid by HTF)

Financial Aid

HTF does not offer federal loans, but financial aid may be available in the form of private student loans; eligibility should be determined on an individual basis by contacting HGSE’s Financial Aid Office.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the The Laura Houghteling Memorial Fellowship through the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. The Fellowship provides $4000 to 1-2 Harvard seniors entering the teaching profession, to reduce student loan indebtedness.