Costs & Affordability

When considering application to Yale, students and their families have two basic financial questions: How much will a Yale education cost? and How will our family afford to send our child to Yale? At Student Financial Services, we stand ready to help you answer these questions and to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid. 

More than forty years ago Yale became the first private research university in America to establish need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid for its undergraduates. Since then, making a Yale education affordable for every student admitted has been one of our core principles. For undergraduates with financial need, our aid awards meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated need without using loans.

We are committed to making the process of paying for your Yale education as manageable, clear, and efficient as possible. Our mission is to help you turn your dream of a Yale education into a reality.