Tuition and Fees

2014-15 Tuition and Fees and Living Expenses

The standard single student budget below is used in calculating financial aid, including grants and loans.  The budget assumes a modest lifestyle for a single student in New Haven.  The room and board figure uses the cost of a junior one bedroom apartment on campus.  The estimated cost of attendance for the 9 month academic year contains fixed and discretionary expenses as follows:

Fixed Expenses

Tuition$ 23,000
Student Activity Fee$      200
Health Fee$   2,040*
Board Fee  $   1,000**
Total  $ 25,490


*The Health fee may be waived if the student can provide proof of insurance.  The amount listed is for a single student; rates are available for 2 person and family plans. More information can be found at the Yale Health Plan web site.  Visa regulations require international students to retain health insurance.

**The board fee is a mandatory fee for all MAR and MDIV students; it is reduced to $230/semester for students enrolled half time or less.

Discretionary Expenses

Rent / Food    $11,236
Personal     $  4,961
Books$  1,100


The fixed expenses are added to the discretionary expenses to determine the estimated cost of attendance for a single student attending Yale Divinity School.  Please note that eligibility for federal funds is limited to expenses the individual student incurs for his or her educational program.  These funds are not intended to supplement the expenses of other family members.

Additional Fees

Orientation Fee - $175 is mandatory for MAR and MDIV entering students and is billed to those STM and Non-degree students who attend. An additional $35 fee is assessed for spouses/partners who attend orientation.

Commencement Fee - $175 is billed in the spring term to all those who will be graduating whether or not they attend commencement ceremonies.