While most students don’t pay the full price of Yale tuition, the sticker price is 70,038, which includes the tuition, room and board, and other expenses. Yale focuses heavily on its need-based financial aid program as they are dedicated to meeting the financial needs of all applicants.

To help students with their loans, Yale decided to have their financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships, which do not need to be paid back. 15% of parents will not have to contribute anything to tuition and the university actually ranked high in overall affordability in the state of Connecticut. After graduating, about 83% of students will have absolutely no student debt.

In addition to the 50% of students receiving grant aid and scholarships from Yale, 17 % will receive grant money from the federal government.


Tuition & Financial Aid for 2018

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Full Cost of Attendance

Sticker Price

$70,038
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Note: Most students do not pay full sticker price for college. See the top section of this page for info about your estimated net price.

College costs often differ from the school's listed prices because College Raptor estimates costs for the upcoming year based on historical inflation using the most recently available data about each college from the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarships, Grants, and Aid

  • Average Student Grant Aid
    $48,126
  • Percent Receiving Grant Aid
    50 %
  • Average Institutional Grant
    $46,022
  • Percent Receiving Institutional Grant
    50 %
  • Average Federal Grant
    $7,007
  • Percent Receiving Grant
    17 %
  • Average Student Loans
    $5,365
  • Percent Receiving Student Loans
    10 %
  • Endowment
    $25,413,149,000
  • Endowment Per Student
    $2,039,906
  • Endowment figures are not a good indicator of available financial aid.
    Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans)

Middle Class Affordability Rankings

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Average Net Price by Income - Reported in 2015-2016

Athletic Scholarships (not need based)
  • Average scholarship / Female athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / Male athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / athlete
    $0
  • # Female athletes
    362
  • # Male athletes
    487
  • Total # athletes
    849
  • Payment Options
    Prepaid tuition plan
    Tuition payment plan

Average Net Price by Income - Estimated

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