Summer Students

Funding options for summer students

The Yale Financial Aid Office does not provide institutional scholarship aid for summer study. However, undergraduates may qualify for need-based aid from other Yale sources, as listed below. Summer students may also use outside scholarships specifically awarded for summer study; they may not use scholarship funds awarded for the academic year.

Yale Summer​ Session

The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office does not award Yale Scholarship aid for courses offered through Yale Summer Session (YSS). However, the office does process Summer Pell Grants for students who qualify. More information on the Summer Pell Grant for 2021 will be available in late April.

Yale Summer Session offers financial assistance to Yale College students who receive financial aid during the academic year. For more information, please visit the Yale Summer Session website. Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students can find information about funding for Yale Summer Session Abroad programs on the Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad Web page.

Students enrolled in Yale Summer Session may be eligible for a variety of student loans. Yale College students may apply for certain types of summer loans through Undergraduate Financial Aid; more information will be available in late April. Yale graduate and professional school students should contact their own graduate/professional school's financial aid office regarding loan options. Students visiting from other schools should contact their home institutions.

For a comprehensive list of tuition costs for YSS courses, please see the YSS website.

International Study Award

Yale first-years, sophomores, and juniors receiving financial aid may be eligible for an International Study Award (ISA). The ISA provides funding for one summer of international study for undergraduates who received Yale Scholarship funds during the term preceding their international travel. Eligible students receive a grant to help pay a portion of program costs; the grant is proportional to a student's Demonstrated Financial Need.

For more information on the International Study Award, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit the ISA website. You can search for study abroad programs that meet ISA requirements on the Yale Study Abroad website.