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?
Prospective students – February 15
(in the same year that you apply for admission)
Current students – April 15
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.