In light of recent comments circulating online and in social media, the Harvard Club of Shanghai offers the following reminder from William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard College:

Harvard has a need-blind admissions policy, meaning that students are accepted to Harvard without consideration of their ability to pay. Admission decisions are in no way linked to support received by the University for students from specific backgrounds. Once students are admitted, their financial need is met by the University. For admitted students from the People’s Republic of China who have demonstrated financial need, a number of scholarships may be used to help meet that need. Harvard College continues to keep Harvard affordable for all admitted students, regardless of their financial resources or nationality.
— William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard College
哈佛大学实行 “需求回避” 的招生政策,指在招生时不考虑学生的经济能力。在招生决策过程中,绝不会考虑学生是否来自特殊背景并曾给予过学校支持。一旦学生被录取,学校将帮助其解决财务问题。对于来自中国的录取学生,若需要经济援助,学校有一些奖学金,用来帮助他们解决财务问题。不管学生的经济状况或国籍情况,哈佛大学都将继续为所有录取的学生提供帮助,让他们可以负担得起学费。
— 哈佛大学本科招办主任 William R. Fitzsimmons

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