Important Deadlines

February 15: Deadline for prospective students to apply for financial aid, in order to be considered for financial assistance from the School.

The Yale School of the Environment’ financial aid policies and program are designed to make it possible for student to pursue an environmental education regardless of their financial circumstances.

On average 80% of our Masters students receive financial assistance from the School.

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is committed to:

  • Assisting you in understanding our programs and the resources and options available to you;
  • Flexibility and concern in responding to individual circumstances and special needs, consistent with the guidelines of our general policies;
  • Protecting the confidentially of the information you provide us; and
  • Doing the best to notify you of any changes in federal programs and YSE policies.


Are you a prospective or current Master’s student in need of financial aid? If so, you are in the right place!

Are you a prospective or current Doctoral student? Please go here instead.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2020-2021

Expense Type Single Student Midcareer
Single Student
Tuition $44,875 $45,750
Student Activity Fee $250 $250
Student IT Fee $135 $135
Living Expenses $16,680 $16,680
Medical Insurance $2,548 $2,548
Books and Supplies $500 $500
Transportation $1,500 $1,500
Total $66,488 $67,363