Entitlement grants are awarded by the federal government, state agencies, or other agencies not affiliated with Yale. The criteria for receiving entitlements are based on federal need, city or state of residence, or affiliation with an employer. An entitlement grant may have a merit component, but if the student would not receive the resource without need, the resource is generally considered an entitlement.
Examples of entitlement grants include:
- federal Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
- state grants
- employer tuition benefits
- Yale Club or Association Scholarships
Entitlement grants reduce Yale Scholarship dollar for dollar.