Estimated Cost of Attendance

The total estimated cost of one academic year at Yale. This includes both direct costs and indirect costs. A family's Demonstrated Financial Need is calculated on the basis of this figure.

For the 2020–2021 academic year, the Estimated Cost of Attendance for students enrolled in residence and students enrolled remotely will differ. See Fall 2020 FAQ: Undergraduate Financial Aid for more information.

Yale College Cost of Attendance 2020–2021

Costs Billed by Yale In Residence Full Year Enrolled Remotely Full Year In Residence 1 Term, Enrolled Remotely 1 Term
Tuition $57,700 $57,700 $57,700
Student Activity Fee $50 $50 $50
Housing $9,750 $0 $4,875
Meals $7,450 $0 $3,725
Total Billed Costs $74,950 $57,750 $66,350
Estimated Unbilled Costs In Residence Full Year Enrolled Remotely Full Year In Residence 1 Term, Enrolled Remotely 1 Term
Housing & Meals $0    $6,880 $3,440   
Books & Personal Expenses $3,700    $3,700 $3,700   
Travel ¹ $200 ¹ $100 $150 ²
Technology $0    $676 $338   
Total Estimated Unbilled Costs ³ $3,900 ³ $11,356 $7,628 ³
  In Residence Full Year Enrolled Remotely Full Year In Residence 1 Term, Enrolled Remotely 1 Term
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance ³ $78,850 ³ $69,106 $73,978 ³

¹ Estimated cost of travel to and from campus varies by location. $200 is the minimum for an academic year. 
² Equals ½ estimated in-residence travel cost + $50.
³ Total estimated Unbilled Costs and Cost of Attendance for students in residence will vary based on their estimated travel cost.
Last updated August 20, 2020