Tuition & Fees - 2016

Application Fee (non refundable)$75
    1 course credit (4 semester credit hours)$3,750
    1.5-credit foreign language course$3,750
    0.5-credit, Science laboratory$1,875
    2-credit course$7,300
    3-credit foreign language course$7,500
    4-credit foreign language & culture course$7,800
Visa Processing Fee (for international students only)$100
Course change fee (after first change)$60
Late registration fee$60
Technology fee (online courses only) $85
Medical insurance fee (for international students living on campus)- 5 week charge. $50 deductible for students in New Haven$65
Residential Program Fee - includes room, meals and student activities - rates subject to change 
    8-week Summer Language 
        (4-week portion on Yale campus only)$2535
    Session A or B (5 weeks)$3165
    Session A and B (10 weeks)$6330
    6-week English Language Institute; Intensive Film Workshop$3800

3- week University Preparation for International High School Students


YSS Abroad Program Fee (may vary according to program - see individual program page). 

Please note that there is a $200 deposit for the YSS programs abroad, which is non-refundable upon admission.


Tuition and Fee Payment

All tuition and fees including room and meal charges must be paid in full two weeks before the session begins. Housing reservations will be canceled if payment in full is not received by the same date. Yale students with outstanding balances (including balances due from previous terms) will not be permitted to register or check into campus housing. Any student who has not paid all charges in full for the session in progress by the end of the second week will be disenrolled from all courses and required to leave the program.

Course Change Fee

After submitting the Application for Admission but prior to the start of classes, each student is permitted to add or substitute courses once without charge; any subsequent course additions or substitutions will be subject to the course change fee, which must be paid by cash or check at the time of the addition or substitution. This fee does not apply to students who drop a course.

Late Housing Application Fee

Applications for Housing and Meals received later than two weeks before the session begins will be processed on a space-available basis.

Refund Policies

Yale Summer Session will refund tuition and room and meal payments according to the terms listed below. No refunds will be made unless appropriate written notification is received. A Yale student's Student Financial Services account will be credited.


A full tuition refund will be issued if a student has not officially registered but notifies the Summer Session Office in writing, prior to the start of the session in question, of his or her intention not to attend the session. (The start of the session is defined as 8 a.m. on the first Monday of the session.) For all other tuition refunds to be processed, students must complete the appropriate course change or withdrawal form in person in the Summer Session Office, 55 Whitney Avenue, 4th floor. Non-Yale students withdrawing from Yale Summer Session must return their ID cards upon withdrawal in order to receive a refund.

  • If a student drops a course or withdraws entirely from Yale Summer Session between 8 a.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Friday of the first week of classes of a given session, 100 percent of the tuition will be refunded.
  • If a student drops a course or withdraws entirely from Yale Summer Session by 4 p.m. Friday of the second week of classes, 50 percent of the tuition will be refunded. Yale College students receiving a summer tuition scholarship will forfeit 50 percent of nonscholarship tuition in the second week.
  • No tuition will be refunded after the second week of classes of a given session.

Residential Program Fee

Once a student is in residence, he or she will be entitled to a residential program fee refund only by vacating the room before the end of the first week of classes. No refunds will be made after this time. The student will be charged the guest rate for room and meals for each of the days in residence. Before a refund can be made the student must have his or her room inspected and then must return the Yale ID card (if a non-Yale student) and room keys to the Housing Manager, Summer Housing Office.


Yale Summer Session awards a limited number of partial tuition scholarships to Yale College students only based on financial need. All applicants are expected to demonstrate the academic necessity of enrolling in summer courses at this time in their studies. Scholarships do not exceed one-half the tuition for a course. Students may request scholarship assistance for a maximum of two credits. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the courses for which applicants have applied. Any modification in the course of study subsequent to application may result in the reduction or cancellation of the scholarship award.

To be considered for a scholarship, Yale College students must submit a completed Application for Admission to Yale Summer Session with the "yes" box checked in the scholarship application section.

Study abroad applicants who want to apply for an International Summer Award (ISA) should visit that website ( before applying to Summer Session, in order to determine their eligibility for the award. Yale College students who receive an ISA and are admitted into a Summer Session Program Abroad are not eligible to apply for a Yale Summer Session (YSS) tuition scholarship for that program in addition to the ISA. A student who received an ISA in a previous summer and is participating in a YSS program abroad is eligible to apply for a YSS tuition scholarship.

Financial Aid

If you are currently enrolled in Yale College and plan to register for at least one course credit through Yale Summer Session, you may apply for a supplemental loan. If you are currently enrolled in Yale College and plan to register for at least two course credits through Yale Summer Session, you may apply for federal and private loans through Student Financial Services (SFS).

Yale College students requiring financial assistance should ascertain whether they are eligible for a Yale Summer Session scholarship. Students should allow at least two weeks for a scholarship application to be processed. Ph.D. candidates in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may apply for a Summer Foreign Language Institute Fellowship through Yale Summer Session. Master's degree candidates and professional school students should contact their own financial aid officers for information on the eligibility criteria for loans for summer courses and their availability.

Students who are not currently enrolled at Yale should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their alternatives. Federal regulations prohibit SFS from processing any federal financial aid for students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Yale. However, SFS will consider certifying nonfederal supplemental loans.

Tuition Reduction for Yale Employees

Permanent full- and part-time Yale employees (20 or more hours per week) accepted to Yale Summer Session may receive reduced tuition through Yale's Educational Assistance Program. Full-time staff members receive up to 50 percent reduction in course tuition. Part-time employees will receive a prorated reduction. Forms for request of tuition reduction benefit may be obtained through the Yale Summer Session Office. Employees must apply and be accepted to Yale Summer Session in the regular way. They should be sure to check the appropriate employee box under the Program Choice section of the application. The tuition reduction will appear on the tuition bill.