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 $410.5 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’s financial aid program embodies our highest ideals of equality and opportunity, and its impact is pronounced. A record 20 percent of students in the Yale College class of 2022 are recipients of federal Pell Grants for low-income students, and 18 percent are first-generation college students. Gifts in support of financial aid make possible the scholarships and fellowships that brig these and other exceptional students to Yale. Make your gift now, or keep reading to learn more.

Scholarships

Scholarships are vital in Yale College, where students are admitted regardless of means and 51 percent receive financial aid. Watch Priya Singh SY ‘19 describe her Yale experience, made possible by financial aid.

Scholarships 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

Fellowships are essential to the larger budgetary picture at the Graduate School, which pays the full cost of educating its Ph.D. candidates. Nathan Nguyen, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cell Biology, is one such student.