Student Effort

A term that describes both Student Employment and the Student Summer Income Contribution. Together, this represents what a student should expect to pay toward her or his Yale education. The standard amounts for the 2017–2018 school year are:

Type Met by… Freshman Soph Junior Senior
Student Employment term-time job, outside scholarship, other family resources, or loan $2,850 $3,350 $3,350 $3,350
Student Summer Income Contribution summer job, outside scholarship, other family resources, or loan $1,600 $2,600 $2,600 $2,600
Total   $4,450 $5,950 $5,950 $5,950

The Student Summer Income portion of Student Effort may be lower for some non-Canadian international students.

Outside merit scholarships can be used toward both parts of Student Effort; they are used to reduce Student Employment first. Students may also borrow loans to cover all or part of the Student Effort amount.

Part of the Expected Family Contribution.