Financial Aid

Yale has long been committed to enrolling the best and most highly motivated students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. The university spends more than $340 million each year to support students and to advance these aims:

  • Keeping a world-class education affordable for students from diverse backgrounds
  • Providing experiences abroad through international summer awards and international fellowships
  • Reducing our students’ debt, so that after graduation, they are free to pursue their highest aspirations
  • Funding loan forgiveness in select fields that support the community

Yale financial aid program embodies our highest ideals of equality and opportunity. We invite you to learn more about ways you can help support our students.

Scholarships are vital in Yale College, where students are admitted regardless of means and 49 percent receive financial aid. They also play a critical part in Yale’s professional schools, where many students rely on a combination of financial aid and student loans to pay for their education.

Fellowships are essential to the larger budgetary picture at the Graduate School, which pays the full cost of educating its Ph.D. candidates.

Please visit our Gift Guide to see a range of giving opportunities to benefit students at Yale.