2013–2014 Financial Aid Checklists

U.S. Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens (Yale Scholarship and Federal Direct Loan Applicants)

To ensure that students benefit from the full range of available financial aid, Yale requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used to determine eligibility for federal and state grants as well as the low-interest Federal Direct Loan program.

Institutional aid is a substantial component of the financial aid package for most Yale College students, and the CSS Profile, along with FAFSA, is required to determine eligibility for Yale scholarships. The CSS Profile provides an automatic fee waiver for applicants from low-income families with few assets.

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • FAFSA (completed on line)
  • Student’s 2012 Federal Tax Return and W2 Form(s) (submitted to College Board's Imaging and Documentation Services)
  • Parents' 2012 Federal Tax Return and W2 Form(s) (submitted to College Board's Imaging and Documentation Services)
  • Noncustodial Parents' 2012 Federal Tax Returns (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • CSS Profile (completed on line)
  • CSS Noncustodial Profile (if applicable—completed on line)
  • CSS Business/Farm Supplement (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • State Scholarship Forms (if applicable)

Canadian Residents

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • CSS Profile (completed on line)
  • CSS Noncustodial Profile (if applicable—completed on line)
  • Student's 2012 Canadian Tax Return (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Parents' 2012 Canadian Tax Return (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Noncustodial Parents' 2012 Federal Tax Returns (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • CSS Business/Farm Supplement (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)

International Students

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • CSS Profile (completed on line)
  • Parents' 2012 Tax Return and W2 Form(s) (translated and submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • International Business Supplement/International Noncustodial Parents Statement (if applicable—submitted to Student Financial Services)

Federal Direct Loan Only Applicants

  • Yale Application for Financial Aid (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • FAFSA (completed on line)
  • Student's 2012 Tax Return (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • Parents' 2012 Tax Return (submitted to Student Financial Services)

PLUS Loan Only Applicants

  • PLUS Loan Application Supplement (submitted to Student Financial Services)
  • FAFSA (completed on line)

Alternative Loan Only Applicants

  • Applicable Student/Family Loan Application (submitted to lender)