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Create Opportunity in the Professional Schools

Artists. Authors. Entrepreneurs. Environmentalists. Governors. Judges. Ministers. Nurses. Researchers. Surgeons. Students in Yale’s twelve professional schools aspire to be all of these things, and more. They are diverse, inquiring, innovative, and committed to improving lives. Together, they hold extraordinary promise.  

With a gift to support students in Yale’s professional schools, you open doors for them to make discoveries and drive progress in every field, for the benefit of the world.

Rachel Romero ’22 MSN“Receiving financial support to pursue my dream career at a prestigious university is both humbling and motivating. I feel fortunate that individuals and institutions have chosen to invest in my education and development. I hope to pay this spirit of giving forward in whatever way possible as I progress in my career.”

Rachel Romero ’22 MSN


Reduce Student Debt

Professional education is expensive. Architects and artists need materials. Musicians need instruments. Students in all schools attend conferences to share ideas and broaden perspectives. Tuition, books, supplies, fees, and the costs of living can be prohibitive to many.

Yale’s professional schools have varying budgets available for need-based and merit-based fellowships, which means we can’t always ensure that Yale is affordable—or that some other school might not be more attractive based on cost. Many students take on large loans to pay for tuition, fees, materials, and living costs. Some students narrow their career options because of this debt. Others decide to forego Yale altogether. Our goal is to empower all students, of every background, to pursue their passions to their fullest at Yale.

You can help. Your gift in support of need-based and merit-based fellowships ensure that Yale’s professional programs are every student’s first and best choice. You can be the key to a successful education for tomorrow’s leaders at Yale.

Kelsey Creech ’22 M.Div

“Financial aid support enabled me to launch directly into YDS after college. Without it, divinity school would have been many years away for me. The ability to focus exclusively on my development into a pastor allows me to answer God’s call as swiftly as I can.”

Kelsey Creech ’22 MDiv



Average student debt on graduation, School of Art


Average student debt on graduation, School of the Environment


Average student debt on graduation, School of Nursing

Bring the Best Students to Yale

The top professional programs in the world compete for the best students. These students often have their choice of programs to attend. With the rising cost of professional education and an uncertain economy, most choose the school that offers them the most attractive aid package.

Every one of Yale’s professional schools aims to offer enough financial support to be the first and most affordable choice for students. You can help.

Your gift for need-based aid, merit fellowships, or loan forgiveness keeps Yale competitive with the most eminent institutions in every area of study. You can be the key that opens doors for extraordinary students. Please give today.

Learn more about Yale’s professional schools on the Schools & Units page.

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