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Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

The standard student budget for M.P.H. students for the nine-month academic year 2015–2016 is as follows:



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Tuition Rates


Matriculated students who are enrolled in the M.P.H. program and are taking 4 or more course units in a term are considered full-time and must pay two full years of tuition (four terms). Students may not shorten the four-term requirement by accumulating course units sufficient to graduate at the end of three terms. Full-time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units in their final term.


Matriculated students taking fewer than 4 course units in a term are considered part-time students. Part-time students pay tuition on a per-course basis ($3,000 per course unit). Part-time students are encouraged to take at least 2 course units per term. Students enrolled in the M.P.H. program must take at least 3 course units to be eligible for financial aid.

Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program

Students enrolled in the Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program pay two full terms of tuition and $9,926 tuition for the summer module.

Accelerated M.B.A./M.P.H. Program in Health Care Management

Students enrolled in the Accelerated M.B.A./M.P.H. Program in Health Care Management pay $9,926 tuition for the summer module and four terms of tuition equivalent to tuition rates at the School of Management.

Joint-Degree Students

Joint-degree students—excepting those in the Accelerated M.B.A./M.P.H. Program—with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (including the M.A./M.P.H. with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs); the schools of Divinity, Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law, Management, and Nursing; and the Physician Associate Program in the School of Medicine pay three terms of tuition to YSPH.

Joint M.D./M.P.H. students pay one-half the annual tuition at the Yale School of Medicine.

Yale Faculty and Staff

Yale faculty and staff members who are taking individual courses for credit will be charged tuition on a per-course basis ($3,000 per course unit). Yale faculty and staff who have matriculated in the M.P.H. program pay the appropriate tuition rate (full-time or part-time).

Auditors and Non-Matriculated Students

Auditors not affiliated with Yale University pay tuition on a per-course basis ($3,000 per course unit) and are required to receive the permission of the instructor as well as the permission of the registrar. Non-matriculated students who enroll in the summer session also pay tuition on a per-course basis ($3,000 per course unit).

Individuals affiliated with Yale (but not currently paying tuition at Yale) will be charged half of the per-course rate to audit a course ($1,500 per course unit). Permission of the registrar and the course instructor is required.

M.S. in Biostatistics Students

M.S. students are required to pay two full years of tuition to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and should refer to the bulletin of the Graduate School.

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. students should refer to the bulletin of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for information about tuition and fees.

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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 rebate and refund of tuition is subject to the following policy.

  • 1. For purposes of determining the refund of federal student aid funds, any student who withdraws from YSPH 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 2015–2016, the last days for refunding federal student aid funds will be November 3, 2015, in the fall term and April 1, 2016, in the spring term.
  • 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 (September 11, 2015, in the fall term and January 28, 2016, in the spring term).
  • 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 (September 26, 2015, in the fall term and February 12, 2016, in the spring term).
  • 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 (October 20, 2015, in the fall term and March 7, 2016, in the spring term).
  • 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 will 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.

Tuition Rebate and Refund Policy for Summer Session

If the student withdraws during the first week of the program, 100 percent of the tuition will be refunded.

Withdrawal during week two of the program will result in a 50 percent refund of tuition.

Withdrawal between weeks two and four will result in a 25 percent tuition refund.

Tuition will not be refunded for withdrawals after week four of the summer session.

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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. From the eBill-ePay Web site, students can designate up to three authorized payers to access the eBill-ePay system in order to view the monthly student account statements and make online payments.

Bills for tuition, room, and board are available 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.


There are a variety of options offered for making payments. Yale University eBill-ePay (www.yale.edu/sis/ebep) is the preferred means for payment of your monthly student account bill. The ePayments are immediately posted to the student account. There is no charge to use this service. Bank information is password-protected and secure, and a printable confirmation receipt is available. On bill due dates, payments using the eBill-ePay system can be made up to 4 p.m. Eastern Time in order to avoid late fees.

For those who choose to pay the student account bill by check, remittance advice with mailing instructions is available on the eBill-ePay Web site. All bills must be paid in U.S. currency. Checks must be payable in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Payments can also be made via wire transfer. Instructions for wire transfer are available on the eBill-ePay Web site.

Yale does not accept credit card 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 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 25. For additional information, please contact Student Financial Services at 203.432.2700 and select “Press 1” from the Main Menu. Details concerning the Yale Payment Plan are available at www.fc.campusoncall.com/ypp/intro.asp.

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Financial Aid Policies for M.P.H. Students

The YSPH Student Financial Aid Office is located in the Office of Student Affairs, 47 College Street. Andre Massiah, Director of Financial Aid, can be reached at 203.785.5417 or andre.massiah@yale.edu. The financial aid policies at YSPH are designed to assist all students as equitably as possible. Financial aid awards are determined annually based on the estimated cost of attendance for the year in which aid is awarded. Continuing students are required to reapply for aid for their second year. The estimated student budget includes all projected costs related to academic and living expenses. The budget does not include expenses related to maintaining an automobile.

Though YSPH awards a limited number of merit scholarships, the majority of Yale financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Loans are first awarded, and, depending upon the remaining need, students may receive a need-based grant from YSPH.

Federal Veterans Education Benefits

The M.P.H. program is approved for Federal Veterans Education benefits under the GI Bill. To check your eligibility for benefits, visit the Web site www.benefits/va.gov/gibill. To be enrolled, see the registrar.


For 2015–2016, all U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to borrow up to $33,000 from the Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan program. This amount may vary depending on what other financial aid a student may be receiving. Federal Direct loans generally have a ten-year repayment period beginning six months after a student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment.


Students who are matriculated in the M.P.H. program and are registered for 3 or more course units per term are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

International Students

International students are not eligible to receive need-based grants from YSPH or federal loan programs. International students may be considered for merit-based scholarships from YSPH.

Reporting Outside Resources

Additional financial support in the form of loans, scholarships, fellowships, additional family support, or employment of any type must be reported to the Financial Aid Office. Any such changes may result in a proportional reduction in the financial aid awarded, either federal loans or school grants. Students who receive a full tuition scholarship are not eligible for the YSPH grant.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Information on SAP as it affects federal financial aid programs is available online at http://publichealth.yale.edu/about/gateways/students.

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