Frequently Asked Questions

+ Who runs the program?

SBA is brought to you by student in Harvard Student Agencies. HSA is the world's largest student-run business and the original Harvard start-up. Check us out on our website at Instructors are all current students at Harvard.

+ What ages can participate in SBA?

Any high school student that has completed at least one year of high school, including graduating seniors about to enter college, is eligible for the program. It is possible that we make exceptions on a case-by-case basis; however, exceptions are rare and any student interested in the program that lies outside of that age range should contact SBA administration via

+ Is there financial aid available?

Financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis. To reach out regarding financial aid, please contact us at

+ What does the tuition cover?

The tuition covers the cost of instruction, course materials, lunch, and snacks for each day.

+ How will the tuition be paid?

A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due two weeks after being accepted to the Summer Business Academy to reserve your spot. The rest of tuition will be due in full in one payment by June 12th, 2019.

+ Is lunch provided? What if I have dietary restrictions?

Yes, lunch is provided each day. We work hard to accommodate for dietary restrictions including students with allergies, students who are vegetarian or vegan, students who are gluten-free, etc. We will ask about dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

+ Is SBA a residential program?

No, the Summer Business Academy is a day program and does not provide housing or transportation.

+ Do I need any background in business to attend SBA?

The SBA curriculum is designed to cater to those with all levels of business or entrepreneurship experience.

+ Where is SBA held?

The Summer Business Academy is held in topline facilities located at Harvard University, with its headquarters at the SOCH (Student Organization Center at Hilles) and a trip to the Harvard Business School.