What financial aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents?
Yale School of the Environment scholarships, work study, and Federal Direct Loans are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
What financial aid is available for international students?
Yale School of the Environment scholarships, work study, and Yale International Loans are available to international students.
How is the amount of my Yale School of the Environment scholarship determined?
The primary factor is financial need as determined by our review of your (and your spouse’s, if applicable) income and assets and any third party funding that you expect to receive. Merit is a secondary factor.
As a graduate and professional student, we consider you to be financially independent of your parents. Therefore, we do not require information about their income and assets. You do have the option of providing that information, however, which may yield a higher scholarship award. Under no circumstances will it yield a lower scholarship award. On the other hand, you must still report any direct financial support that you expect to receive your parents, such as money for tuition or rent.
What does my financial aid award cover?
Need and merit-based scholarships only cover the cost of tuition. The YSE Office of Admissions and Financial Aid are unable to award additional funding past the cost of tuition, therefore it is important to note that living expenses and fees are not included in coverage.
Must I be enrolled full-time to receive financial aid?
No. As long as you are enrolled in at least 6 credits in a semester (full-time is 12 credits or more), you may receive financial aid. Your scholarship will be pro-rated and your borrowing may be limited if you enroll part-time, however. If you are enrolled in less than 6 credits in a semester, e.g., continuing registration, you may not receive financial aid.
How much does it cost to attend the Yale School of the Environment?
See Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses
What percentage of Yale School of the Environment students receive financial aid?
About 80% of our students receive academic year scholarships in any given year.
What is the annual Yale School of the Environment scholarship budget?
Approximately $5.3 million (2017-2018)