At Harvard Online, we offer free and low cost courses worldwide that you can complete on your own time and in your own place. We’re proud to bring the Harvard University experience and expertise to you, regardless of your distance from our historic Cambridge, MA campus. We also offer certificates to help you boost your career and build a better world. As part of our mission to empower life-long learning, we have a multitude of opportunities to assist with course costs and ensure that anyone, regardless of income, can be part of the Harvard Online community.
Our courses are hosted on three digital platforms — edX, GetSmarter, and HBS Online — which all include different opportunities for payment assistance and course discounts. Here’s a list of all the discounts and payment options available for Harvard Online courses:
Harvard Business School Online Hosted Courses
Learners taking select Harvard Online courses hosted on the HBS Online platform have two options to receive financial assistance: our past participant discount or learners working in nonprofit, military, and/or education fields.
Our past-participant discount applies to learners who have enrolled in at least one qualifying Harvard Online program. Learners are eligible to receive a 30% discount on each subsequent qualifying program enrollment, regardless of completion or certificate status in the first purchased program.
For more information on the details of the past-participant discount program and the current qualifying courses, learners should visit our Course Policies and Discounts page.
Our nonprofit, government, military, and education discounts offer a 30% discount for select Harvard Online programs to learners with an email address ending in .org, .gov, .mil, or .edu. Interested learners can apply below for the discount and, if eligible, will receive a promo code to enter when completing payment information to enroll in a participating Harvard Online program.
A limited number of $500 scholarships are available for select Harvard Online courses:
If you would like to apply for an income-based scholarship, you may do so as part of the course application and enrollment process.
Similarly to the past-participant program, learners looking to take advantage of nonprofit, government, military, and education discounts should visit our Course Policies and Discounts page for up-to-date information on how to apply and current qualifying courses.