The Harvard Man, Redefined

The Harvard Financial Aid Initiative has made it easier for students from families of modest means to attend...

The Harvard Financial Aid Initiative -- which waives parental contributions for families with annual income of $60,000 or less -- has made it easier for students from families of modest means to attend, but those students face a host of challenges in adjusting to life at Harvard.

By focusing on the story of one student, reporter Lois E. Beckett '09 explores the issue in this three-part series from the Harvard Crimson.

Part 1: Learning to Live by Harvard's Rules

Part 2: Holding Old Ties, Wearing New Ones

Part 3: Making It Big to Set Things Right

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