Continuing Students

Documents and forms required for all continuing students are listed below; see more information by clicking on the form or document name. You can check what forms and documents are still outstanding for your own financial aid file at any time by logging in to Yale Student Information Systems with your Yale NetID and password.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Canadian citizens
International citizens (non-Canadian)

U.S. citizens living abroad and international citizens living in the U.S. without permanent-resident status should contact SFS.

Applying for Financial Aid Is Different This Year!

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.

Deadlines

Fall-term bills must be paid by August 1, and spring-term bills by December 1. You must complete your application by one of the dates indicated below in order to ensure that your financial aid is shown on your bill and to avoid late fee charges.

2017–2018 recommended deadlines for continuing students

Full year and fall term
Application file completed by Notified of award by
April 17, 2017 June 9*
May 10, 2017 June 23
Spring term only
Application file completed by Notified of award by
Sept 1, 2017 Oct 2
Oct 11, 2017 Nov 10

*Notifications begin on this date.

If you miss the application deadline, your award may be processed after the term bill is due. Late fees will be charged for term bills paid after the due date. However, you are still eligible to apply for financial aid, and your award will not be reduced because of late submission. Please submit all documents as soon as possible; the more quickly you complete your file, the sooner you will receive your financial aid award.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Please note the deadlines listed above. Additional related documents may be required based on your family’s circumstances; you will be notified if such documents are needed.

When submitting forms or documents to SFS, please include the student’s name and date of birth or SID on each page.

Yale’s FAFSA code is 001426

Date available: October 1

What it is:

A free online application used to determine U.S. citizens’ and permanent residents’ eligibility for federal and state grants and for the low-interest Federal Direct Loan program.

How to submit it:

Fill out the application on the FAFSA Web site using Yale’s FAFSA code: 001426.

The Federal Student Aid office provides helpful short videos on the following topics:

You can also visit the FAFSA Help page for FAQs and contact information.

Tax information entered in the FAFSA must also be verified with an IRS Tax Return Transcript. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable for 2017–2018.

Yale’s CSS College Code is 3987

Date available: October 1

What it is:

The College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile collects information used by some colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. Institutional aid is a substantial part of the financial aid package for most Yale College students, and the CSS Profile, along with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, is used to determine eligibility for Yale scholarships.

The CSS Profile provides Student Financial Services with more detailed information than the FAFSA and is required for all students applying for a Yale scholarship. The Profile is processed by the College Board, which charges a fee for the Profile application. For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the fee is automatically waived for applicants whose families have low incomes and assets.

For more information, see the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE website.

How to submit it:

• Apply on line on the College Board’s website using Yale’s CSS College Code: 3987.

• You should gather as much personal financial information as possible before beginning.

• If applicable, families should complete all required CSS supplements as well.

Please note:
• Yale receives your profile data electronically from CSS, so do not send copies or printouts of your application to Yale.

• The CSS Profile provides a fee waiver for first-year U.S. applicants from low-income families with few assets. If you qualify for the waiver, it is processed automatically based on the financial information you enter in the Profile, and no fee will be charged.

What it is:

Yale requires copies of tax returns (or, if no tax return was filed, equivalent documentation) as part of the financial aid application.

The U.S. federal government has moved the tax year used to determine financial aid awards back by one year. This means that 2015 tax information will be used again for 2017–2018 aid applications. Yale has adopted the same policy. This change will allow families to submit their aid applications earlier, using income from a completed tax return. You no longer have to wait until the most recent year’s taxes are filed before you can apply for financial aid and have your award finalized.

How to submit it:

For the 2017–2018 aid application only, continuing students receiving financial aid do not need to submit new tax returns or tax nonfiling statements. Yale will use the tax documents you submitted last year. You can check to see whether we have your required tax documents by viewing your 2017–2018 financial aid application requirements in Student Information Systems.

  • Parents and students who filed a 2015 U.S. tax return do not need to submit updated tax returns this year. We will use the 2015 tax returns you submitted last year.
  • Parents and students who did not file a 2015 U.S. tax return do not need to submit a new Tax Nonfiling Statement this year. We will use the 2015 ​nonfiling statements you submitted last year.

Please note that parents and students will need to submit updated tax documents in future years. Only the 2017–2018 aid year will use previously submitted returns.

For aid year Tax return required
2017–2018 2015 tax year
2018–2019 2016 tax year
2019–2020 2017 tax year

Please note:

Yale believes that both parents have a responsibility to contribute toward their child’s college education, even if they are divorced or separated. For this reason, we require financial information for both parents to generate a financial aid award. The Yale financial aid award letter lists one total Parent Contribution, which a student’s parents may determine how best to meet.

We understand that some families may have extenuating circumstances that would require an exception. Students may petition to have their noncustodial parent’s financial information waived in such cases by submitting a Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition form with supporting documentation. Submission of a waiver petition form does n​ot guarantee that the noncustodial parent’s requirements will be waived.

What it is:

Yale’s application for institutional aid (Yale Scholarship)

How to submit it:

Download the form. Fill in electronically, print, sign, and mail or fax it to Student Financial Services.

Fax number U.S. mail address

203-436-9768
 

After faxing documents, please wait at least 1 business day for processing before checking on their status.

Student Financial Services
Yale University
P.O. Box 208288
New Haven, CT
06520-8288
 

Please do not staple or bind documents.

Include the student’s name and birthdate or SID on each page submitted.

Please note:

U.S. citizens and permanent residents should complete this form after submitting the FAFSA.

What it is:

The supplementary Biographic Questionnaire allows the university to match students with donors and designees of endowed funds. While we request that you submit the form by the deadline, your financial aid award will not be delayed because this questionnaire is incomplete.

How to submit it:

Fill out and submit the online form.

If you receive an outside scholarship after submitting your Yale Application for Undergraduate Financial Aid, please submit an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update form.

Canadian citizens

Please note the deadlines listed above. Additional related documents may be required based on your family’s circumstances; you will be notified if such documents are needed.

When submitting forms or documents to SFS, please include the student’s name and date of birth or SID on each page.

Yale’s CSS College Code is 3987

Date available: October 1

What it is:

The College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile collects information used by some colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. Institutional aid is a substantial part of the financial aid package for most Yale College students, and the CSS Profile, along with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, is used to determine eligibility for Yale scholarships.

The CSS Profile provides Student Financial Services with more detailed information than the FAFSA and is required for all students applying for a Yale scholarship. The Profile is processed by the College Board, which charges a fee for the Profile application. For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the fee is automatically waived for applicants whose families have low incomes and assets.

For more information, see the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE website.

How to submit it:

• Apply on line on the College Board’s website using Yale’s CSS College Code: 3987.

• You should gather as much personal financial information as possible before beginning.

• If applicable, families should complete all required CSS supplements as well.

Please note:
Yale receives your profile data electronically from CSS, so do not send copies or printouts of your application to Yale.

What it is:

Yale requires copies of tax returns (or, if no tax return was filed, equivalent documentation) as part of the financial aid application.

The U.S. federal government has moved the tax year used to determine financial aid awards back by one year. This means that 2015 tax information will be used again for 2017–2018 aid applications. Yale has adopted the same policy. This change will allow families to submit their aid applications earlier, using income from a completed tax return. You no longer have to wait until the most recent year’s taxes are filed before you can apply for financial aid and have your award finalized.

How to submit it:

For the 2017–2018 aid application only, continuing students receiving financial aid do not need to submit new tax returns. Yale will use the tax documents submitted last year. You can check to see whether we have your required tax documents by viewing your 2017–2018 financial aid application requirements in Student Information Systems.

Please note that families will need to submit updated tax documents in future years. Only the 2017–2018 aid year will reuse previously submitted returns.

For aid year Tax return required
2017–2018 2015 tax year
2018–2019 2016 tax year
2019–2020 2017 tax year

Please note:

Yale believes that both parents have a responsibility to contribute toward their child’s college education, even if they are divorced or separated. For this reason, we require financial information for both parents to generate a financial aid award. The Yale financial aid award letter lists one total Parent Contribution, which a student’s parents may determine how best to meet.

We understand that some families may have extenuating circumstances that would require an exception. Students may petition to have their noncustodial parent’s financial information waived in such cases by submitting a Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition form with supporting documentation. Submission of a waiver petition form does n​ot guarantee that the noncustodial parent’s requirements will be waived.

What it is:

Yale’s application for institutional aid (Yale Scholarship)

How to submit it:

Download the form. Fill in electronically, print, sign, and mail or fax it to Student Financial Services.

Fax number U.S. mail address

203-436-9768
 

After faxing documents, please wait at least 1 business day for processing before checking on their status.

Student Financial Services
Yale University
P.O. Box 208288
New Haven, CT
06520-8288
 

Please do not staple or bind documents.

Include the student’s name and birthdate or SID on each page submitted.

What it is:

The supplementary Biographic Questionnaire allows the university to match students with donors and designees of endowed funds. While we request that you submit the form by the deadline, your financial aid award will not be delayed because this questionnaire is incomplete.

How to submit it:

Fill out and submit the online form.

If you receive an outside scholarship after submitting your Yale Application for Undergraduate Financial Aid, please submit an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update form.

International citizens (non-Canadian)

Please note the deadlines listed above. Additional related documents may be required based on your family’s circumstances; you will be notified if such documents are needed.

When submitting forms or documents to SFS, please include the student’s name and date of birth or SID on each page.

Yale’s CSS College Code is 3987

Date available: October 1

What it is:

The College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile collects information used by some colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. Institutional aid is a substantial part of the financial aid package for most Yale College students, and the CSS Profile, along with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, is used to determine eligibility for Yale scholarships.

The CSS Profile provides Student Financial Services with more detailed information than the FAFSA and is required for all students applying for a Yale scholarship. The Profile is processed by the College Board, which charges a fee for the Profile application. For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the fee is automatically waived for applicants whose families have low incomes and assets.

For more information, see the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE website.

How to submit it:

At Yale we ask our international financial aid applicants to use the online College Board CSS Profile if they are able to do so. This option provides Yale with more accurate and complete financial information, a consistent calculation of ability to pay, and quicker access to financial information without the delay of mailing, sorting, and imaging required for our systems. For those students who are not able to use the online CSS Profile (because of lack of internet access, lack of credit card access, or other financial difficulties), please contact our office.

• Apply on line on the College Board’s website using Yale’s CSS College Code: 3987.

• You should gather as much personal financial information as possible before beginning.

• If applicable, families should complete all required CSS supplements as well.

Please note:
Yale receives your profile data electronically from CSS, so do not send copies or printouts of your application to Yale.

What it is:

Yale requires copies of tax returns (or, if no tax return was filed, equivalent documentation) as part of the financial aid application.

The U.S. federal government has moved the tax year used to determine financial aid awards back by one year. This means that 2015 tax information will be used again for 2017–2018 aid applications. Yale has adopted the same policy. This change will allow families to submit their aid applications earlier, using income from a completed tax return. You no longer have to wait until the most recent year’s taxes are filed before you can apply for financial aid and have your award finalized.

How to submit it:

For the 2017–2018 aid application only, continuing students receiving financial aid do not need to submit new tax/income documents. Yale will use the tax documents and income statements submitted last year. You can check to see whether we have your required tax documents by viewing your 2017–2018 financial aid application requirements in Student Information Systems.

Please note that families will need to submit updated tax documents and income statements in future years. Only the 2017–2018 aid year will reuse previously submitted tax/income documents.

For aid year Tax return required
2017–2018 2015 tax year
2018–2019 2016 tax year
2019–2020 2017 tax year

Please note:

Yale believes that both parents have a responsibility to contribute toward their child’s college education, even if they are divorced or separated. For this reason, we require financial information for both parents to generate a financial aid award. The Yale financial aid award letter lists one total Parent Contribution, which a student’s parents may determine how best to meet.

We understand that some families may have extenuating circumstances that would require an exception. Students may petition to have their noncustodial parent’s financial information waived in such cases by submitting a Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition form with supporting documentation. Submission of a waiver petition form does n​ot guarantee that the noncustodial parent’s requirements will be waived.

What it is:

Yale’s application for institutional aid (Yale Scholarship)

How to submit it:

Download the form. Fill in electronically, print, sign, and mail or fax it to Student Financial Services.

Fax number U.S. mail address

203-436-9768
 

After faxing documents, please wait at least 1 business day for processing before checking on their status.

Student Financial Services
Yale University
P.O. Box 208288
New Haven, CT
06520-8288
 

Please do not staple or bind documents.

Include the student’s name and birthdate or SID on each page submitted.

What it is:

The supplementary Biographic Questionnaire allows the university to match students with donors and designees of endowed funds. While we request that you submit the form by the deadline, your financial aid award will not be delayed because this questionnaire is incomplete.

How to submit it:

Fill out and submit the online form.

If you receive an outside scholarship after submitting your Yale Application for Undergraduate Financial Aid, please submit an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update form.