Financial Aid

To help attract the finest students to its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and to support the scholars who will perpetuate the advancement of knowledge, Yale University devotes substantial resources to financial aid for its graduate students. All applicants to Yale University Ph.D. programs are automatically considered for financial assistance and are not required to submit the Yale Applicant’s Financial Statement. The steady trend of financial aid at Yale has been toward full funding for all Ph.D. students, and few schools can rival the breadth of support that Yale provides. For the Ph.D. students entering the Graduate School in the fall of 2017, all were offered a financial aid package consisting of five years of full tuition, at least five years of stipend support and comprehensive health care coverage, as well as a dissertation year fellowship. Minimum fellowship stipends for doctoral students during 2017-2018 academic year is about $30,250 for twelve months. The tuition fellowship covers the cost of annual tuition for the five years that tuition is charged. Over the course of graduate study, the typical doctoral student’s financial aid commitment from Yale totals more than $290,000. Further information can be obtained on the Office of Financial Aid & Resources’ website at