Yale’s estimate of what a student could earn through summer employment to contribute toward her/his educational costs. For more information, including the amounts for different types of students, visit our page on understanding the Student Effort or our Student Effort FAQs.
Most non-Canadian international students do not have an expected Student Summer Income Contribution.
Outside merit scholarships may be used to cover the Student Summer Income Contribution if they exceed the Student Employment amount. Students may also choose to take out loans to cover their Student Summer Income Contribution. For more information, see Scholarships and Grants and Loan Options under Types of Aid and Other Financial Resources.