Tip: Yale Summer Session provides financial assistance to Yale College students and employees of Yale University.
Yale Summer Session offers financial assistance for tuition to Yale College students who receive financial aid during the regular academic year. Financial assistance covers 50% of the tuition of one course, and students may receive financial assistance for a maximum of two credits (for a maximum award of $3,900; summer 2017) each summer.
Yale College students on financial aid during the academic year will automatically receive this assistance by answering the relevant question on the application. No separate application is required.
Yale College students who will be applying for an International Summer Award (ISA) in the same summer that they are applying for admission to a Yale Summer Session Program Abroad are not eligible to receive Yale Summer Session Financial Assistance while receiving an ISA. A student who received an ISA in a previous summer and is applying for admission in a Yale Summer Session Program Abroad is eligible to receive Yale Summer Session financial assistance in the second summer, however, the financial assistance may only be applied for a course which receives Yale credit; the financial assistance cannot be applied to a course which receives transfer credit. Students should request consideration by answering the relevant question on the program application form.
Students who would like to do both a Yale Summer Session Program Abroad or a designated non-Yale program (and use the ISA) and then do a Yale Summer Session course in New Haven or online in the same summer, either before or after their program abroad, would be eligible for YSS financial assistance for the New Haven or online course.
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.
Ph.D. candidates in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may apply for a Summer Foreign Language Institute Fellowship through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 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.
Visiting students should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their options for financial assistance. Federal regulations prohibit Yale's Student Financial Services 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.
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 to request the tuition reduction benefit may be obtained through the Yale Summer Session Office. Employees must apply and be accepted to Yale Summer Session. 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.