Financial Aid for Eli Whitney Students

Tuition Scholarships

Eli Whitney students enrolled in at least 1.5 Yale credits per term (most term courses at Yale are worth one credit) are eligible to receive a need-based scholarship up to the full amount of their tuition charges, based on a review of their financial aid application. Because tuition scholarships vary depending on the number of credits students take, a financial aid award will be adjusted accordingly if a student adds or drops a course.

Housing Scholarships

Eli Whitney students who qualify for need-based financial aid and are enrolled in at least 1.5 course credits per term receive scholarship funds equal to the cost of a standard Yale College room to use toward off-campus living expenses.

The number of aided terms each student is granted that includes the cost of room depends on a student’s academic standing upon matriculation and is calculated at 150% of each student’s program length. For example, a new Eli Whitney student transferring to Yale as the equivalent of a first-term junior would be allotted 6 terms of housing scholarship (150% x 4 = 6). A new Eli Whitney student transferring to Yale as the equivalent of a first-term sophomore and would be allotted 9 terms of housing scholarship (150% x 6 = 9).

Military benefits

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces may choose to use their military education benefits and/or apply for need-based Yale financial aid. Yale is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.

Sample Estimated Cost of Attendance

The Estimated Cost of Attendance estimates the total costs for one academic year at Yale, including tuition, books, and living and personal expenses. 

The sample below shows the Estimated Cost of Attendance for a student taking three course credits per term. 

2024–2025 Estimated Cost of Attendance for Eli Whitney students
Tuition for 6 credits ($7,430 per credit)
books/course material/supplies/equipment
personal expenses
Student Activities Fee

Yale College uses a standard undergraduate budget for room, board, and books and personal expenses, regardless of whether a student lives on or off campus.

For more information on the Estimated Cost of Attendance, see the Costs page

Please note: Yale’s Net Price Calculator and MyinTuition are designed for prospective first-year applicants and will not provide an accurate financial aid estimate for Eli Whitney candidates.

Read more about the process of applying for financial aid as an Eli Whitney student

If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility, or if you want to discuss your unique circumstances, please contact us.