Finalizing Your Award

Because financial aid awards may not be processed or finalized before the deadline to register for the Yale Payment Plan (YPP), you may register with YPP using your estimated award (new students) or your financial aid figures from the previous year (continuing students).

New Students
Continuing Students

New students

After matriculation, incoming students must submit some additional forms to complete the financial aid application process. All financial aid awards must be verified and finalized before they are applied to your bill. This is a pro-forma process required by federal regulations and Yale policy; it should not be a cause for concern. The process has three main purposes:

  • to verify your financial data;
  • to ensure that the information used to generate your initial estimate is still accurate;
  • to update your award with any new information, such as outside scholarships.

Once you have your Yale NetID and password, you can check what forms and documents are still outstanding for your financial aid file at any time by logging in to Yale Student Information Systems.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Please note that because verification forms confirm the data you initially submitted, some ask for information you may have already provided.

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

What it is:

A form required of all incoming U.S. and Canadian students who will receive financial aid. It is important to complete and return this form as early in May as possible to help verify your family information and to notify Yale about all external funding sources.

Please remember to check Student Information Systems (SIS) for a personalized list of additional documents required to finalize your financial aid award.

How to submit it:

Incoming students will receive an e-mail in May directing them to the form.

Sign the completed form 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 Family Information Supplement, please submit an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update form.

Canadian citizens

Please note that because verification forms confirm the data you initially submitted, some ask for information you may have already provided.

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

What it is:

A form required of all incoming U.S. and Canadian students who will receive financial aid. It is important to complete and return this form as early in May as possible to help verify your family information and to notify Yale about all external funding sources.

Please remember to check Student Information Systems (SIS) for a personalized list of additional documents required to finalize your financial aid award.

How to submit it:

Incoming students will receive an e-mail in May directing them to the form.

Sign the completed form 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 Family Information Supplement, please submit an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update form.

International citizens (non-Canadian)

Please note that because verification forms confirm the data you initially submitted, some ask for information you may have already provided.

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

What it is:

A form required of all incoming non-Canadian international students who will receive financial aid. It is important to complete and return this form as early in May as possible to help verify your family information and to notify Yale about all external funding sources.

Please remember to check Student Information Systems (SIS) for a personalized list of additional documents required to finalize your financial aid award.

How to submit it:

Incoming students will receive an e-mail in May directing them to the form.

Sign the completed form 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 Family Information Supplement, please submit an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update form.

Continuing students

Students must reapply for financial aid each year, and financial data for continuing students is verified as part of the reapplication process. For more information, including required forms, accompanying documentation, and deadlines, see the Continuing Students page under Applying For Aid.

You can also 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.