Paying Your Bill

Yale communicates monthly financial account information using its online system for billing and payment, YalePay. Students and their authorized proxies can generate their own account statements in YalePay in PDF form to print or save. Yale does not mail paper bills or generate monthly statements. At the beginning of each month, reminders to review Student Account activity in YalePay are e-mailed to all students and their designated YalePay proxies.

Please note that your financial aid award letter is not a bill.

For the 2020–2021 academic year, fall-term charges will be posted to the Student Account by August 1, and payment is due by September 1. Spring-term charges will be posted by November 1, with payment due by December 1. Term charges include only fixed expenses (direct costs). They do not include incidental expenses such as books, personal expenses, or travel (indirect costs). Your budget for financial aid includes both fixed and incidental expenses to help you account for the full cost of attendance for one academic year. It is worth noting that students incur a majority of their incidental expenses at the beginning of the term.

Payment options

The University offers a variety of payment options, including the Yale Payment Plan, but Yale does not accept credit card payments. For more information on payment options, please visit the Student Accounts website.