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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 2020 Tuition


1 course credit (4 semester credit hours) $4,350
1.5-credit foreign language course $4,350
0.5-credit science laboratory $2,175
2-credit course $8,500
Intensive English Program, Postgraduate Program, TEFL Seminar  $4,700
Law Seminar and Business Seminar  $5,500
University Preparation for International High School Students (3 weeks) $3,300
Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors (2-credit course) $8,500
A Practical Approach to Directing (non-credit)  $1,850
Yale x Flatiron School Web Development Bootcamp (2-credit course) $8,500

Summer 2020 Fees

Description Amount
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $75
Visa Processing Fee (for international students only - nonrefundable) $100
Course change fee (the first change is free) $60
Late registration fee $60
Technology fee (online courses only)  $85
Medical insurance fee for 5 weeks, estimated (for international students who receive an I-20 and live on or off campus) $75
Medical insurance fee for Univ. Prep 3 week program, estimated (for international students who receive an I-20 and live on or off campus) $45
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 2020 Residential Costs

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

Note: 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.

Description Amount
Session A or B (5 weeks)* $3,675
Session A and B (10 weeks)* $7,350

10-day Directing Workshop**

3-week University Preparation for International High School Students*

*does not include health insurance for international students: $75 for 5-week programs,
$150 for 10 weeks, $45 for 3 weeks) 

**Directing housing cost does not include meals.



Tip: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 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 am 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, Suite 420. Visiting 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 am Monday and 4 pm Friday of the first week of classes of a given session, 100% of the tuition will be refunded.
  • If a student drops a course or withdraws entirely from Yale Summer Session by 4 pm Friday of the second week of classes, 50% of the tuition will be refunded. Yale College students receiving financial assistance for summer tuition will forfeit 50% of nonscholarship tuition in the second week.
  • No tuition will be refunded after the second week of classes in either 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. Before a refund will be issued, the student's room must be inspected and the student must return the Yale ID card (for visiting students) and room keys to the Housing Manager in the Summer Housing Office.