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Tuition, Fees & Policies

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Note:Tuition and fees depend on the length and location of the selected program.

  • For New Haven (Yale campus) and Online programs and courses, see details below.
  • For Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad (taught outside the U.S.), please visit Yale Study Abroad.


Summer 2021 Tuition


1 course credit (4 semester credit hours) $4,500
1.5-credit foreign language course $4,500
0.5-credit science laboratory $2,250
2-credit course $8,800
Yale x Flatiron School Web Development Bootcamp (2-credit course) $8,800
Summer Conservatory for Actors (2-credit course) $8,800
A Practical Approach to Directing $950
Intensive English Seminar or Postgraduate Seminar $1,300
Law Seminar or Business Seminar $2,000

Summer 2021 Fees

Description Amount
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $75
Course change fee (the first change is free) $60
Technology fee (online courses only)  $85
Auditing fee for select online courses* $445

*Students who are permitted to audit select online courses will be billed for the auditing fee & technology fee. For more details and to register, click here.

Course Change Fee

After submitting the online application, but prior to the start of classes, each student is permitted to add or substitute courses once without a course change fee. Any subsequent course additions or substitutions will be subject to the course change fee, which will be billed at the time of the addition or substitution. This fee does not apply to students who drop a course.

Summer 2021 Residential Fees

Residential Program Fee includes room, meals, and student activities (rates subject to change).

The deadline to add housing and meals is three weeks in advance of the program start date. Inquiries to add on-campus housing and meals received after that will be processed on a space-available basis.

Note: Only currently-enrolled Yale College students may live on campus in 2021.

Description Amount
Session A or B (5 weeks) $3,500
Session A & B (10 weeks) $7,000

Visit How to Pay for payment options and Financial Assistance for more information.

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 we received appropriate written notification. A Yale student's Student Financial Services account will be credited.

Note: For Yale x Flatiron program, please visit the program page for refund policy.


A full tuition refund will be issued if a student notifies the Summer Session office, prior to the start of the session in question, of their intention not to attend courses in that session via the Change Form on the Summer Session website.

A. If a student drops a course or withdraws entirely from Yale Summer Session by 4:00 p.m. Friday of the first week of classes of a given session, 100% of the tuition will be refunded or credited.
B. If a student drops a course or withdraws entirely from Yale Summer Session by 4:00 p.m. Friday of the second week of classes, 50% of the tuition will be refunded or credited.
C. No tuition will be refunded after the second week of classes of a given session.

Students using YSS-COVID-19 Courses should refer to the section on using YSS COVID-19 Courses for policies governing course changes, drops, and withdrawals.

Room and Board

Once a student is in residence, he or she will be entitled to a partial room and meal refund only by vacating the room by Friday at 4:00 p.m. of the first week of classes. No refunds will be made after this time. The student will be charged the 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 return room keys and ID card (if a visiting student), to the Housing Manager in the Summer Housing Office.

Students using YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidies should refer to the section on using YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidies for policies governing changes in enrollment status that affect room and board.

Requesting a Refund

Students should email to request a refund, including their SID # in their message.

Yale Summer Session 2021

Date: Session A:
June 7 - July 9, 2021

Session B:
July 12 - August 13, 2021