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Yale Tuition Information

In 2021, Yale's tuition was $59,950 a year.

Tuition increased 3.9% in 2021–from $57,700 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college until you're done with college.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Yale

Yale University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Connecticut as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Attending a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to check your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Yale?

Tuition at Yale is the same for all students.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Yale-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Yale:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideYale
  • Yale-specific loans
  • Yale-specific scholarships

Yale Housing Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Yale.

House and Food Costs at Yale

Room and board at Yale costs $17,800 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Yale

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Yale

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city might be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Yale University campus is located in a urban setting in Connecticut, not far from New Haven if officially part of the New YorkCity m.

Other College Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Yale.

Total Cost of Yale

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $59,950
Room and Board $17,800
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $81,450
Off-Campus $63,650

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Financial Aid at Yale

The majority of Yale undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 2,676 of the 4,703 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Yale meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $61,407 a year. Around 14% of Yale undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Yale graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $14,884 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $14,776
State Loans $0
Yale-Specific Loans $6,727
Private Loans $0
Most Common Loans for Yale Students
Federal Loans 14%
Institutional Loans 1%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Yale financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Yale

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Yale awarded 2,675 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $162 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $430000 thousand in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Yale

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Yale students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Yale was $61,407 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Yale seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,043
Off-Campus $2,243

What will attending Yale really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Yale's net cost calculator on their website.

Yale Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Yale students.

Yale offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Yale Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Yale has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Yale Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$81,450

In State

$81,450

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$59,950
$59,950
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$17,800
$17,800
Books
$3,700
$3,700

Yale Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

54%

Average Financial Aid Package

$61,920

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,060

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

7%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,950

Out-of-State

$59,950

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