Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)



TAP-eligible employees may register for FAS courses by submitting a completed TAP form to the Registrar's Office. For questions regarding TAP eligibility, please contact the Benefits Office at 617-496-4001.

Click here to complete your tuition assistance application.

Please follow the instructions listed on the Self Service site to complete the application electronically. At the end of the application a form will be provided for you to print and obtain the required signatures. Signature of your area personnel officer is required in all areas except in VPA, Financial Administration, and FAS (College Library does require Personnel Officer signature). Incomplete applications will not be processed. The completed form with signatures is to be submitted to the Registrar's Office on the 4th floor of the Smith Campus Center. Applications are accepted beginning on the first day of classes and will be processed within 1-3 business days.

Staffing wishing to enroll in multiple courses must submit a TAP form for each course.


The current TAP fee is 10% of the course cost. The fee for a one-semester course (4 credits) is $600.10 You will be billed this fee once your completed form is processed and payment can be made through my.harvard.

Note: 1) enrolling in a full-year course in the fall does not entitle you to the spring portion; a new TAP form must be filed and a spring TAP fee paid; 2) an intensive, 8-credit course taken in one term is charged as two TAP courses for a total tuition rate of $1,200.20, unless covered by the extended service benefit.


Staff may not register for FAS courses on a Pass/Fail or SAT/UNS grading basis if a Letter-Graded option is available. In addition, Staff may not enroll on an Audit/No Credit basis.

Deadlines and Refunds

Click here to view the TAP Academic Calendar.

The deadline to submit the completed TAP form to the FAS Registrar’s Office is the 5TH MONDAY of the term.

The deadline to drop a course and receive a full refund is the COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE. Requests to drop a TAP course may be sent to

The last day to drop a course is the 7TH MONDAY of the term. One-half of the TAP fee will be refunded if you drop a course on or before this deadline and the course will not appear on your record. 

Courses dropped between the 7th Monday and the first day of Reading Period will remain on your record with a grade of WD (Withdrawn). If you do not drop or withdraw and do not complete the course, your record will show a permanent grade of ABS, INC or E (ABS if you do not take the final exam scheduled by the Registrar’s Office; INC or E in courses with no proctored final).

If you are excluded from a course because it is over-enrolled, you may move to another course before the enrollment deadline. Your tuition will be refunded if you are excluded from a course and do not wish to enroll in another. A letter stating that you were excluded, signed by the Course Head, must be filed at the Registrar's Office on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue.

Additional Benefit Information