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Tuition & Fees


Access information on tuition and other costs via the Undergraduate Financial Aid page by clicking here.

Graduate and Professional

Tuition and fee rates vary for each school. The actual rates are available from your financial aid office. Tuition and fee rates are established annually and are generally available in the spring.

Billing Information

The Office of Student Financial Services acts as a clearinghouse for various charges and credits that are placed directly on the student's account by departments and offices of the university. Each bill may include both "academic" charges (tuition, room, board, library fines, late course change, etc.) and certain "optional" items (parking fees, guest meals, laundry, etc.).

Electronic Billing

The 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 each year at the beginning of each month. Payment is due in full by 4 p.m. on the first business day of the following month. Email notifications that the account statement is available on the University eBill-ePay website (www.yale.edu/sis/ebep) are sent to all students at their official Yale email addresses and to all student-designated authorized payers. It is imperative that all students monitor their Yale email accounts on an ongoing basis.

Late Payment Fees

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 payment 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.

The University may withhold the registration of students who have not paid or made satisfactory payment arrangements for their term bills by the day of registration. It also reserves the right to refuse to provide grades, transcripts, certificates of examination, and diplomas to students who have not paid their bills on time.

Important Messages

Each month, please be sure to refer to the Important Monthly Messages web site at http://www.yale.edu/sfas/financial/accountmsgs.html. This site provides important reminders regarding your student account.

Payment Information

Account Payments

There are a variety of options offered for making payments. Yale does not accept Credit Card payments. With any payment you make, be sure to include the student's name and Yale account number.

About eBill-ePay

Yale University eBill-ePay, the University's system for electronic billing and payment, is the Preferred Means for Payment of Bills. It can be found at http://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 your account. There is no charge to use this service. Bank information is password protected and secure and there is a printable confirmation receipt. You can make payments 365/24/7* up to 4 p.m. on your due date and avoid late fees. You have control over access to your account. You can also authorize up to three people to make payments electronically from their own computers to your account using Yale's system. It's all FREE!
(*The eBill-ePay system will not be available when the system is undergoing upgrade, maintenance or repair.)

Use of your 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, as well as resulting late fees and anxiety. So, please use Yale University eBill-ePay.

Cash and Checks

For those who choose to pay by check, a remittance advice with mailing instructions is available on the eBill-ePay web site. All bills must be paid in U.S. currency. Checks should be payable in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Please do not remit post-dated checks because they are automatically processed by our bank.

If using 1st Class (regular) mail:

Yale University
P.O. Box 208232
New Haven, CT

Overnight or Express payments should be sent to:

Yale University
Student Financial Services
246 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Wire Transfers

Payment can also be made via wire transfer. Wire transfer instructions can be obtained from the University eBill-ePay website (www.yale.edu/sis/ebep) or by contacting Student Financial Services at (203) 432-2700 or www.yale.edu/sfs/contactus.

Rejected payments

A processing fee of $25 is charged when the bank for any reason rejects a payment. A rejected payment may also result in late payment fees and registration may be withheld.

Please Note: Yale reserves the right to require that a rejected payment be replaced with a certified check, bank draft, or money order.

Yale Payment Plan

The Yale Payment Plan (YPP), administered by the University's Office of Student Financial Services, provides parents and students with the option to pay education expenses on a monthly basis. The YPP is designed to relieve the pressure of lump-sum payments by allowing families to spread payments over a period of months without incurring any interest charges. Participation is optional and elected on an annual basis. The cost to enroll is $100 per contract.

If you choose to enroll in the annual plan, one-half of the Total Plan Amount will be applied toward each of the academic terms (Fall and Spring) by issuing a credit to your student account for this amount. If you enroll in either the Fall- or Spring-only plan, the Total Plan Amount will be credited to your student account for the corresponding term. Each month, participants in the YPP will be billed for the amount they have contracted to pay on a monthly basis through the YPP.  This bill will be mailed to the YPP participant (i.e., the payer).  In addition to the monthly YPP bill, the monthly student account statement will be provided electronically through Yale University eBill-ePay. It is very important that YPP participants continue to review the monthly student account statement (eBill) for other charges that are not being paid for through the YPP contract.

The YPP has been effective for those wishing to pay monthly.
Click here to enroll on line for the current academic year. If you have any questions about the YPP or would like assistance, please call us at (203) 432-2700 and select "Press 1" from the Main Menu.

Application of Financial Aid to the Student Account

Financial Aid Credits

Once you have completed all the necessary application materials and requirements, Yale-awarded financial aid is posted as a payment to the student account at the time designated for the current term. Credits that are scheduled for posting to the student account at some time in the future will appear on the monthly student account statement until that time as Anticipated Financial Aid Credits as may certain financial aid items for which there are outstanding processing requirements. Outside scholarships of which the University is aware will be reflected on students' monthly account statements as Anticipated Financial Aid Credits until the funds are received by the University. Upon receipt, the scholarship will appear on the account statement in the Current Payments section. The student will be notified by email of the need to come to the Cashier's Office at 246 Church Street to endorse any outside scholarship checks as required. Such checks cannot be credited to the account until the student endorsement has been obtained. If endorsements are not done in a timely manner, the checks will be returned to the donors and the students will be responsible for the balances on their accounts. Undergraduates with questions about the status of financial aid awards should contact the Student Financial Services Center at www.yale.edu/sfs/contactus or (203)432-2700. Graduate and professional students should contact their particular financial aid offices.

Most loan proceeds are sent to the University by lenders using electronic funds transfer. Such proceeds are immediately posted to the student account. All promissory notes and entrance interview requirements must be complete to ensure payment to the account.

Outside Scholarships

If you are a YALE COLLEGE student and have not yet advised Student Financial Services of an outside scholarship that will be paid directly to Yale University, please complete an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update Form (http://www.yale.edu/sfas/finaid/pdf-forms/OAUpdate.pdf) and fax it to (203) 777-6100. College Savings Plans and Prepaid Tuition Plans are not outside scholarships and, therefore, should not be reported.

GRADUATE and PROFESSIONAL students should contact their particular financial aid offices and advise them of any outside scholarships that will be paid directly to Yale University.

Third Party Billing

If a third party (employer or other sponsor) is to pay all or part of your cost of education and they require a bill mailed directly, you must provide full information and written authorization to communicate with and bill the sponsoring third party as necessary. This information and authorization is needed by June 1 and October 1 for the fall and spring terms, respectively. Please send a copy of the award letter or scholarship notice, along with your written authorization, to Student Financial Services, 246 Church Street, P.O. Box 208232, New Haven, CT 06520-8232. Please note that we must be notified each year.

Credit Balance Refunds

Refunds of credit balances in student accounts must be requested on the Student Information Systems web site at http://www.yale.edu/sis. Log in to the Main Menu, the Student Accounts tab and then Refund Request from Student Account.

Refunds will be processed as soon as any payments that created the credit balances have cleared. This may take as long as 45 banking days.

The fastest and most convenient way to receive a refund is by direct deposit to your personal checking account (for banks located within the United States only). You need only enroll on the Direct Deposit Authorization web site. Go to http://www.yale.edu/sis/. Select the Login option. After logging in, select the Student Accounts tab and then select Direct Deposit Authorization. Then, for the duration of your stay at Yale, any time you request a refund, the funds will be electronically deposited into your personal checking account within two banking days from the time we send the information to the national Automated Clearing House (ACH) system. All such direct deposit refund information will be sent to our bank for the ACH system one time (at mid-afternoon) each day (other than bank holidays) that our Cashier's Office is open. Yale will automatically send an email to you each time that a refund is sent electronically to your checking account. It is your responsibility to verify the availability of funds in your checking account before you make any transactions (writing checks, etc.).

Refunds by check will be available in the Cashier's Office three business days after we notify you via email. Refund checks will not be mailed. For your protection, you will always be asked to present your valid Yale identification card when being served by the Cashier's Office.

NOTE: Your student account is not to be used as a bank account. Please do not make recurring partial refund requests on an as-needed basis from your student account. If such a pattern becomes apparent, the Cashier's Office may, at its discretion, refund the full available credit balance on your account.

If you have any questions, contact Student Financial Services at (203) 432-2700, press 1, or refund@yale.edu.

Billing Address

You can enter or change your billing address on the Student Information Systems web sit at http://www.yale.edu/sis/.

You must have a valid NetID and a valid password to access this site. If you are a new student, your NetID and instructions about how to activate it will be sent to you during the summer before your first term at Yale. Students in the Medical School and Yale Summer Programs should report billing address changes to the Registrars of their programs.

Yale Health

If you are registered as a Yale degree candidate student, enrolled half-time or more and paying at least half tuition:

  • You receive primary care services at no charge at the Yale Health Center through Yale Health Basic.
  • You are automatically enrolled in and charged premiums for Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care.
  • You are required by the University to have adequate health insurance (regardless of whether you will be studying on campus).

You may decline enrollment in Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage by submitting a waiver online at https://yhpstudentwaiver.yale.edu/. A waiver must be submitted annually and received by:

  • September 15 for the full year or fall term
  • January 31 for the spring term

Waivers will be processed and credits will appear accordingly on your SFAS account within 5 business days. After that time, you may confirm receipt by logging into the Yale Health waiver web application https://yhpstudentwaiver.yale.edu/.

For more information visit our web site at www.yalehealth.yale.edu or email us at member.services@yale.edu.

Yale Health Member Services
55 Lock Street
P.O. Box 208237
New Haven, CT 06520-8237

Yale Charge Account Plan

If you enroll in the Yale Charge Account Plan, you will be able to charge designated optional items and services to your student account. Go to http://www.yale.edu/sis/. Select the Login option. After logging in, select the Student Accounts tab and select Charge Account Authorization. The University may withdraw this privilege from students who do not pay their monthly bills on a timely basis. For information, contact the Student Financial Services Center at www.yale.edu/sfs/contactus, (203) 432-2700 or fax at (203) 432-7557.

Questions About Charges on Your Student Account

Academic charges such as tuition, room, board, library fines, late course change charges, and optional items such as parking fees, guest meals, and laundry all appear on the billing statement. Students charge the optional items through the Yale Charge Account Plan.

Many Yale departments and offices, such as the Library, Registrar and Dining Services put charges and credits on students' account. Student Financial Services acts as a clearinghouse for these transactions.

If an item on your account needs clarification or adjustment, you should first contact the originating department to discuss it.

Area Code (203)
ASA Charges Associated Student Agencies 432-1888
Dining Services Dining Hall Accounting 432-0420
Financial Aid Financial Aid Officer Click here
Health Care Charges Yale Health
  • Undergraduate
Registrar 432-2331
Dormitories (HHH, HGS, Harkness, 254P, 276P) 432-2167
  Apartments (Whtl, Esp, Mans, YC, Berk, Div Sch) 432-8270
  • Medical School
Harkness 432-2167
Late Payment Fees Student Financial Services 432-2700
YPPS Services YPPS Services 432-6581
Summer Charges Summer and Special Programs 432-2430
Tuition Charges Registrar Click here
Bookstore Charges Yale Bookstore 777-8440
Other Student Financial Services 432-2700

Tuition Insurance
Click here to read about Yale's tuition insurance plan.

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

In case of withdrawal during the course of an academic term, each school within the University maintains a schedule of tuition rebates that is in compliance with federal regulations. Contact the appropriate financial aid office for specific details of the refund policy in your school. Undergraduates should contact the Student Financial Services Center at www.yale.edu/sfs/contactus, (203) 432-2700 or fax to (203) 432-4126.

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