Check your ISA Percent Eligibility for Summer 2016
Students who receive Yale financial aid can find out what their percentage award will be on the Student Information System: www.yale.edu/sis.
ISA Eligibility Requirements
The International Summer Award is open to students who:
Contact us at if you have questions about the ISA.
Important Note for Students Receiving Scholarships, Fellowships, or Salary for their Work:
- Students who receive an ISA and also win fellowship funding to support their experience must inform the Center for International and Professional Experience at
- Students cannot receive more than 100% of the total program cost. In situations where ISA and fellowship, scholarship, and/or salary funding exceed 100% of the total program cost, the ISA amount will be reduced so that the student does not receive from all sources more than 100% of the program budget.
Required Use of Funds
Students who receive an ISA are required to use the money for the purposes for which it was granted. Students who withdraw from funded programs and activities will be required to repay Yale the amount of their award. Likewise, federal funds received for summer programs may also have to be returned in accordance with federal regulations.
Students whose summer course or courses are funded entirely or in part by the International Summer Award (ISA) may not elect to withhold or suppress from their Yale transcript either the credits or the grades earned from the course or courses abroad. ISA recipients who withhold or suppress the credit or grade from their Yale transcript will be asked to return their ISA funds and the case may be sent to ExComm.
Taxability of ISA Awards
Under federal tax law, a scholarship or fellowship provided to a student in a degree granting program is generally taxable. If you are a candidate for a degree, however, you can exclude from taxable income that part of the award used to pay the costs of tuition, required fees, books, equipment and supplies (required fees, books, equipment and supplies are limited to those specifically required of all students in a course). You cannot exclude from taxable income any part of the grant used for other purposes, such as room and board. Please refer to IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, Section 1, Scholarship, Fellowships, Grants and Tuition Reductions and the IRS tax guide for students, Taxable Income for Students. While CIPE cannot offer tax advice, the IRS Tax Office on Court Street does offer free tax advice to students.