The Office of Financial Aid is a resource to graduate students, departments and non-Yale organizations needing guidance or assistance regarding financial aid policies, the disbursement of fellowships and the administration of student loan programs.
In most departments and programs, doctoral students are guaranteed five years of twelve-month stipend support. Applicants for admission to Ph.D. programs will automatically be considered for all University fellowships for which they are eligible. These awards of financial aid, as well as full tuition fellowships and comprehensive healthcare coverage, are announced at the time of admission. Over the course of graduate study, the typical doctoral student's financial aid commitment from Yale totals more than $290,000.
The majority of students enrolled in terminal master’s programs and engaged in non-degree study are self-supported. Applicants to such programs are required to complete the financial statement contained in the online application. Those who do not have sufficient resources (such as personal savings, gifts, loans and outside fellowships) to fund tuition and maintenance may apply for financial assistance.