Financial Aid

Yale admits students for their academic and personal promise without regard to their ability to pay. Concern about cost should not keep students from applying. 100% of demonstrated need will be met. Learn More

$120 million

Estimated Financial Aid Budget for Yale College


Average need-based grant for members of the Class of 2016 on financial aid

The Financial Aid Package

A financial aid award typically includes a need-based Yale Scholarship and a student contribution (which consists of a term time job and student income). Students are not expected to take out loans. Yale financial aid covers 100% of demonstrated financial need for all undergraduates.

Good News on Cost of Yale

Financial aid is based on the total cost of attendance: $60,900 for academic year 2013-2014, which includes tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses. Families whose total gross income is less than $65,000 are not expected to make a contribution towards their child’s Yale education. Over 10% of Yale undergraduate families have an Expected Family Contribution of $0. FAQs


Percentage of undergraduates who received need-based aid directly from Yale. See who qualifies for aid.


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