Financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated financial need – the negative difference between the cost of attending the Divinity School and the personal or non-Divinity School resources available to the student during the academic year. Within the parameters of need and its own resources, the Divinity School takes into consideration merit and diversity in making its awards. The financial aid award will normally contain a YDS scholarship, the offer of a William D. Ford Direct Federal Unsubsidized Stafford loan, and the expectation of earnings from a student job.
All students (including merit scholars) must complete a new financial aid application each year. Students should expect to receive a similar scholarship award each academic year.
The deadline for admissions applicants to apply for financial aid is March 1st, any applications received after that date will be reviewed on a funds available basis. It is our goal each year to have financial aid awards mailed with a favorable offer of admission.
Students returning to the Divinity School to continue their program must apply for financial aid by April 1st, any applications received after that date will be considered on a funds available basis.
In order to determine financial need the Divinity School requires US Citizens and Permanent residents to submit the:
- YDS Financial Aid Application (pdf)
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Non-Filing Tax Statement 2019-20 (pdf)
International Students need to submit:
The following Scholarship Links will take you to sites not directly affiliated with Yale Divinity School:
University Web Site
The University has created a web site to aid graduate and professional students with general information on financial aid. Information can be found regarding loan programs, and the Yale Payment Plan, links can also be found to other Yale schools and web sites such as outside scholarship information that may be of interest.