2014–2015 Financial Aid Checklists

U.S. Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens (Yale Scholarship and Federal Direct Loan Applicants)

To ensure that students benefit from the full range of available financial aid, Yale requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used to determine eligibility for federal and state grants as well as the low-interest Federal Direct Loan program.

Institutional aid is a substantial component of the financial aid package for most Yale College students, and the CSS Profile, along with FAFSA, is required to determine eligibility for Yale scholarships. The CSS Profile provides an automatic fee waiver for applicants from low-income families with few assets.

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • FAFSA (completed on line)
  • IRS Data Retrieval for Parents and Student or IRS Tax Return Transcripts
  • CSS Profile (completed on line)
  • Student's 2013 Federal Tax Return and W2 Form(s) (submitted to College Board's Imaging and Documentation Services)
  • Parents' 2013 Federal Tax Return and W2 Form(s) (submitted to College Board's Imaging and Documentation Services)
  • Parents' Business or Farm 2013 Federal Tax Return (if applicable)
  • CSS Noncustodial Profile (if applicable—completed on line)
  • Noncustodial Parents' 2013 Federal Tax Returns and W2 Forms (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • IRS Filing Extension Form 4868 (if applicable)
  • Biographic Questionnaire Application Supplement
  • State Scholarship Forms (if applicable)

Canadian Residents

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • CSS Profile (completed on line)
  • Student's 2013 Canadian Tax Return (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Parents' 2013 Canadian Tax Return (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Parents' 2013 Business or Farm Canadian Tax Return (if applicable)
  • CSS Noncustodial Profile (if applicable—completed on line)
  • Noncustodial Parents' 2013 Federal Tax Returns (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Biographic Questionnaire Application Supplement

International Students

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • CSS Profile (completed on line)
  • Parents' 2013 Tax Return (translated and submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • International Noncustodial Parent Statement (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • International Business Supplement (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Biographic Questionnaire Application Supplement

Federal Direct Loan Only Applicants

PLUS Loan Only Applicants

  • Loan Only Application Form (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • FAFSA (completed on line)

Alternative Loan Only Applicants

  • Applicable Student/Family Loan Application (submitted to lender)