Giving to Yale

A New Target for Access Yale

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Building on last year’s outstanding results, Yale has revised its fundraising goal for Access Yale from $200 million to $250 million, an increase of 25 percent. In fiscal 2014–2015, donors contributed $130 million to the initiative; the university aims to reach the new goal by the close of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016.

“We are so grateful for the support we have seen for Access Yale,” said Yale President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. “Alumni, parents, and friends have answered the call for new financial aid resources in amazing ways—and with this new goal, we will help even more students achieve their dreams of a Yale education.”

Access Yale is a two-year, university-wide initiative extending to Yale College, the Graduate School, and the twelve professional schools. By securing current use funding and new endowment, Access Yale aims to build financial aid resources, make scholarship offerings even more attractive to top students, and further reduce the debt for all graduates. Yale also aims to support a 15 percent expansion of the undergraduate student body beginning in 2017, the first since the admission of women to Yale College in 1969.

(September 23, 2015)