Financial Aid

Yale admits students without regard to their ability to pay and meets 100% of demonstrated financial need. For all students. Without loans. 

Affordable. For Everyone.

The Financial Aid Package

Yale awards all financial aid on the basis of financial need, with the goal of making a Yale education affordable to all students and families. Students who qualify for a Yale financial aid award receive a need-based Yale Scholarship that can vary from a few thousand dollars to over $60,000 per year.

Affordable. For Everyone.

Financial aid is based on the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses. Families whose total gross income is less than $65,000 (with typical assets) are not expected to make a contribution towards their child’s Yale education. Hundreds of Yale undergraduate families have an Expected Family Contribution of $0. FAQS


Average need-based scholarship in 2016-2017.
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Student minimum wage for on-campus work-study jobs.
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$128 million

Estimated Financial Aid Budget for Yale College


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1st Floor
New Haven CT 06510

Mailing Address

Student Financial Services
Yale University
P.O. Box 208288
New Haven CT 06520-8288

Tel 203.432.2700
Fax 203.436.9768