A standardized estimate of a student’s ability to contribute financially to her/his educational costs while enrolled at Yale. It has two components: Student Employment and the Student Summer Income Contribution. For more information, including the amounts for different types of students, visit our page on understanding the Student Effort or our Student Effort FAQs.
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.