How do students typically meet their Student Share?

To meet the Student Share, students may choose to work during the academic year and summer, to use merit scholarship funds from an outside source, or to take out a small student loan. Many students find that their books, personal expenses, and travel expenses are less than Yale’s estimates. This reduces students’ Net Cost and the amount they need to earn or contribute. To meet the full estimated Student Share through only term-time and summer employment, a student would expect to work 6 hours per week or less while on campus and earn $1,600 through summer employment.