Associate Director of Financial Aid
Frequently asked questions about financial aid and funding your degree at the Yale School of the Environment.
Do I have to apply for financial aid?
Yes. Since your financial aid award is based primarily on your financial need, we need information about your finances that is not available in your application for admission.
If I apply for financial aid, will I be less likely to be admitted?
No. The Yale School of the Environment is need blind. Applying for financial aid and having financial need in no way affects our decision to offer you admission.
Is there a deadline to apply for financial aid?
Yes. Prospective students – January 2 (in the same year that you apply for admission)
Current students – March 31
When should I apply for financial aid if I am applying for a joint degree program?
You should apply for financial aid in the same year that you apply for admission.
When should I apply for financial aid if I am applying for the Five-Year Program for Yale College and Yale-NUS students?
You should apply for financial aid by the deadline in the same year that you apply for admission, though you may also apply by the deadline in the year that you plan to enroll.
What if I miss the deadline to apply for financial aid?
We will not consider you for financial aid. Also, since what you receive in your second year is generally the same as what you receive in your first year, this can be a very costly oversight. The only exception is for Yale College and Yale-NUS applicants to the Five-Year Program – see above.
How do I apply for financial aid?
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you must submit two forms.
If you are an international student, you must submit only one form.
You must submit the correct forms for your status.
Please see Applying for Financial Aid for links to the appropriate forms.
Do I have to re-apply for financial aid for my second year?
Yes, though the amount of your Yale School of the Environment scholarship will most likely remain the same as in your first year.
Are there tax implications for international student scholarships?
Scholarships from Yale School of Environment may have tax implications for international students as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States. Please refer to the International Students and U.S. Taxes page for more details.
What financial aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents?
What is my Yale student account?
Your student account is established for you automatically once you matriculate (i.e., accept our offer of admission). Yale charges your tuition and other fees to this account. For additional information see Student Accounts .
What happens if I do not pay my student account balance by the statement due date?
Though account statements are generated monthly, the most important statements are those available during the first week of July (tuition bill for the fall semester) and November (tuition bill for the spring semester). If you do not pay your tuition bill by the first business day of the following month, you will be charged a late payment fee of $125 per month (up to $375 per semester) and will not be able to register for classes until the bill is paid. For additional information see Billing Information .
If I have a credit balance on my student account (e.g., my financial aid is greater than my tuition and fees), how do I access those funds to pay for living or other expenses?
You must submit a request on the Student Information Systems website . See Credit Balance Refunds for instructions.
Associate Director of Financial Aid