Fees, Payment, and Cancellation

Details on what is covered by each program’s tuition fee are listed on the programs admission page.

No payment is due until you have been accepted into a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. We accept payment by credit card, check, and bank wire transfer. You will receive specific payment instructions as part of the confirmation process upon admission to a program.

Withdrawal Policy:  Withdrawal requests must be sent in writing to the program director. Individuals who withdraw less than two weeks prior to the start date of the program are obligated to pay the full amount of the tuition.

Cancellation Policy: Program dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change. If a program is cancelled, Harvard Kennedy School will refund the program tuition in full but is not responsible for travel, accommodation, or other expenses incurred by the participant.

Post 911 GI Bill: For U.S. Service Members and Veteran executives eligible for the Post 911 GI Bill Benefit, please list in your application under the "Who will be the financial sponsor of your participation" question, "Post 911 GI Bill". Upon receipt of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Finance Office will determine whether your benefits may be applied to our Executive Education programs and we will inform you as part of the program admission process.

Kistefos African Public Service Fellowship: The Fellowship was designed to support promising leaders working in public service in South Africa, Ethiopia, and Liberia. Fellowships will provide either full or partial tuition assistance for recipients. For detailed information on the Kistefos African Public Service Fellowship, please click here.

Applications for the Kistefos Fellowship are reviewed quarterly on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Applicants will receive notification within two weeks of the review date. When submitting your application for the Kistefos Fellowship, please consider the timing of any program application deadlines, program start dates, and any time you may need to request and receive a visa. This will ensure you receive your application decision in time to allow for all other logistical planning if admitted.

Kistefos award decisions have been made for programs running through May 2016.

Kistefos applicants are encouraged to apply to any HKS Executive Education program that best fits their current training needs. Programs that are most focused on the needs of global leaders are: Leaders in Development, Innovation for Economic Development, Emerging Leaders, Infrastructure in a Market Economy, Public Financial Management, Leading Economic Growth, and Rethinking Financial Inclusion.

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