When you are applying for financial aid, the documents you are required to submit, as well as their submission deadlines, depend on the type of student you are. Please contact Student Financial Services if you are unsure which category below applies to you.
- Prospective and new students
- Continuing students
- Transfer students
- Eli Whitney students
- Year or Term Abroad students
- Yale Summer Session students
- Graduate and professional students
Yale provides no financial assistance for Nondegree students.
Applying for Financial Aid Is Different This Year!
- Because of recent changes in U.S. federal financial aid policy, both federal and Yale need-based financial aid for 2017–2018 will be based on 2015 tax returns and income information, i.e., the same income information used for 2016–2017 aid.
For information about this change and how it will affect your financial aid application process, please see our financial aid application instructions for 2017–2018.
- For 2017–2018 aid applications ONLY, the federal government has waived the requirement for U.S. citizens and permanent residents to submit IRS Data Retrieval, an IRS Tax Return Transcript, or a Verification of Nonfiling Letter.
Due to technical difficulties with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool this year, signed copies of tax returns and tax nonfiling statements will be used for federal aid verification. If additional documents are required for federal verification, a financial aid officer will contact you.