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Tuition and Fees


The tuition fee for the academic year 2014–2015 is $44,800. This tuition fee includes health care services under Yale Health, but does not include the hospitalization insurance fee. The Corporation of Yale University reserves the right to revise tuition rates as necessary.

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An annual fee of $1,065 is charged to the Student Financial Services bill for use of the School of Architecture’s shops, computers, printers, and other equipment furnished by the School. This mandatory fee applies to all students and is refundable only upon withdrawal from the School, according to the tuition rebate and refund policy itemized below.

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Total Cost of Education

For a single student living off campus in the 2014–2015 academic year, a reasonable, albeit modest, estimate of total cost may be estimated by the following costs to be $66,336 for first-year M.Arch. I students and $64,667 for all other students.

  • First-Year M.Arch. I
  • All other students
  • Tuition
  • $44,800
  • $44,800
  • Fees
  • 1,065
  • 1,065
  • Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Coverage
  • 2,102*
  • 2,102*
  • Room and Board
  • 13,701
  • 12,456
  • Books/Personal Expenses
  • 4,668
  • 4,244
  • ______
  • ______
  • $66,336
  • $64,667

*Students may receive a waiver of the $2,102 hospitalization fee from Yale Health upon evidence that they have valid and sufficient alternative hospitalization coverage. Further information regarding health services can be found in the chapter Yale University Resources and Services.

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Student Accounts and Bills

Student accounts, billing, and related services are administered through the Office of Student Financial Services, which is located at 246 Church Street. The telephone number is 203.432.2700, or visit www.yale.edu/sfs/contactus.


Yale University’s official means of communicating monthly financial account statements is through the University’s Internet-based system for electronic billing and payment, Yale University eBill-ePay. Yale does not mail paper bills.

Student account statements are prepared and made available twelve times a year at the beginning of each month. Payment is due in full by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the first business day of the following month. E-mail notifications that the account statement is available on the University eBill-ePay Web site (www.yale.edu/sis/ebep) are sent to all students at their official Yale e-mail addresses and to all student-designated authorized payers. It is imperative that all students monitor their Yale e-mail accounts on an ongoing basis.

Bills for tuition, room, and board are available to the student during the first week of July, due and payable by August 1 for the fall term; and during the first week of November, due and payable by December 1 for the spring term. The Office of Student Financial Services will impose late fees of $125 per month (up to a total of $375 per term) if any part of the term bill, less Yale-administered loans and scholarships that have been applied for on a timely basis, is not paid when due. Nonpayment of bills and failure to complete and submit financial aid application packages on a timely basis may result in the student’s involuntary withdrawal from the University.

No degrees will be conferred and no transcripts will be furnished until all bills due the University are paid in full. In addition, transcripts will not be furnished to any student or former student who is in default on the payment of a student loan.

The University may withhold registration and certain University privileges from students who have not paid their term bills or made satisfactory payment arrangements by the day of registration. To avoid delay at registration, students must ensure that payments reach Student Financial Services by the due dates.

Charge for Rejected Payments

A processing charge of $25 will be assessed for payments rejected for any reason by the bank on which they were drawn. In addition, the following penalties may apply if a payment is rejected:

  • 1. If the payment was for a term bill, a $125 late fee will be charged for the period the bill was unpaid.
  • 2. If the payment was for a term bill to permit registration, the student’s registration may be revoked.
  • 3. If the payment was given to settle an unpaid balance in order to receive a diploma, the University may refer the account to an attorney for collection.

Yale University eBill-ePay

There are a variety of options offered for making payments. Yale University eBill-ePay is the preferred means for payment of bills. It can be found at www.yale.edu/sis/ebep. Electronic payments are easy and convenient—no checks to write, no stamps, no envelopes, no hassle. Payments are immediately posted to the student’s account. There is no charge to use this service. Bank information is password-protected and secure, and there is a printable confirmation receipt. Payments can be made twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, up to 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date to avoid late fees. (The eBill-ePay system will not be available when the system is undergoing upgrade, maintenance, or repair.) Students can authorize up to three authorized payers to make payments electronically from their own computers to the student’s account using Yale’s system.

Use of the student’s own bank payment service is not authorized by the University because it has no direct link to the student’s Yale account. Payments made through such services arrive without proper account identification and always require manual processing that results in delayed crediting of the student’s account, late fees, and anxiety. Students should use Yale eBill-ePay to pay online. For those who choose to pay by check, remittance advice with mailing instructions is available on the Web site.

Yale Payment Plan

The Yale Payment Plan (YPP) is a payment service that allows students and their families to pay tuition, room, and board in ten equal monthly installments throughout the year based on individual family budget requirements. It is administered by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services. The cost to enroll in the YPP is $100 per contract. The deadline for enrollment is June 20. For additional information, please contact Student Financial Services at 203.432.2700 and select “Press 1” from the Main Menu. The enrollment link can be found online in the Yale Payment Plan section of the Student Accounts Web site: www.yale.edu/sfas/financial/accounts.html#payment.

Tuition Rebate and Refund Policy

On the basis of the federal regulations governing the return of federal student aid (Title IV) funds for withdrawn students, the following rules apply to the rebate and refund of tuition. For students in the Master of Architecture I (M.Arch. I) degree program, the rules apply to students adhering to the prescribed course of study as previously defined.

  • 1. For purposes of determining the refund of federal student aid funds, any student who withdraws from the School of Architecture for any reason during the first 60 percent of the term will be subject to a pro rata schedule that will be used to determine the amount of Title IV funds a student has earned at the time of withdrawal. A student who withdraws after the 60 percent point has earned 100 percent of the Title IV funds. In 2014–2015, the last days for refunding federal student aid funds will be October 27, 2014, in the fall term for all students. In the spring term, the dates are April 25, 2015, for M.Arch. I first-year students; March 27, 2015, for M.Arch. I second-year students; and March 25, 2015, for all other students.
  • 2. For purposes of determining the refund of institutional aid funds and for students who have not received financial aid:
  • a. 100 percent of tuition will be rebated for withdrawals that occur on or before the end of the first 10 percent of the term. In the fall term, the date is September 6, 2014, for all students. In the spring term, the dates are January 22, 2015, for M.Arch. I first-year students; January 18, 2015, for M.Arch. I second-year students; and January 17, 2015, for all other students.
  • b. A rebate of one-half (50 percent) of tuition will be granted for withdrawals that occur after the first 10 percent but on or before the last day of the first quarter of the term. In the fall term, the date is September 22, 2014, for all students. In the spring term, the dates are February 15, 2015, for M.Arch. I first-year students; and February 2, 2015, for all other students.
  • c. A rebate of one-quarter (25 percent) of tuition will be granted for withdrawals that occur after the first quarter of a term but on or before the day of midterm. In the fall term, the date is October 18, 2014, for all students. In the spring term, the dates are April 10, 2015, for M.Arch. I first-year students; March 1, 2015, for M.Arch. I second-year students; and February 28, 2015, for all other students.
  • d. Students who withdraw for any reason after midterm will not receive a rebate of any portion of tuition.
  • 3. The death of a student shall cancel charges for tuition as of the date of death, and the bursar will adjust the tuition on a pro rata basis.
  • 4. If the student has received student loans or other forms of financial aid, funds will be returned in the order prescribed by federal regulations; namely, first to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, if any; then to Federal Perkins Loans; Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans; next to any other federal, state, private, or institutional scholarships and loans; and, finally, any remaining balance to the student.
  • 5. Recipients of federal and/or institutional loans who withdraw are required to have an exit interview before leaving Yale. Students leaving Yale receive instructions on completing this process from Yale Student Financial Services.

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