6.05 Payment of University Obligations

Term bills are assessed semiannually; please refer to the Student Accounts site for additional information and the billing calendar.


No enrolled Harvard Medical School student will be permitted to register for an upcoming semester until all tuition, fees, and other charges due from a prior term are paid in full. This policy applies to students who are expecting to enroll in another degree program as well.

Students whose accounts have not been paid in full by the specified deadlines may jeopardize their registration status; in addition, late fees may be assessed on outstanding term bill balances per semester as follows:

Balance                                        Late Fee

less than $500                            $50.00
$500 - $1,000                             $75.00
$1,001 - $5,000                          $125.00
$5,001 - $10,000                        $250.00
over $10,000                               $500.00

At least once per semester, the Registrar notifies students whose accounts are in arrears.


Students should be aware that the degree may not be conferred upon students whose term bill charges from the University, including late fees, are not paid in full prior to the final voting of the degree. When a balance remains but the degree has been voted, the School will withhold the diploma until the term bill account is paid in full.

Any student who leaves the University with an amount due on their student bill that is unpaid for sixty days or more may be subject to collection activities. The costs associated with collecting an unpaid account will be added to the student’s outstanding debt and must be paid in full.

Last updated 8/4/16