Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated financial need—the 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 Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan (U.S. citizens and permanent residents), 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.

Financial aid documents such as PDF forms may now be submitted via our YDS Financial Aid Document Upload. For security reasons, please do not submit financial aid documents via e-mail.


Admissions Applicants

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.

Continuing Students

Students returning to the Divinity School to continue their program must apply for financial aid by May 2nd. Any applications received after that date will be considered on a funds-available basis.

Application Materials

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

In order to determine financial need the Divinity School requires U.S. citizens and permanent residents to submit the following forms:

International Students

In order to determine financial need the Divinity School requires international students to submit the following forms:

Scholarship Links

The following links will take you to sites not directly affiliated with Yale Divinity School:

University Financial Aid Website

The University’s financial aid website has a section for graduate and professional students that includes general information on financial aid and loans. The site also provides links to other Yale schools’ financial aid websites and to resources for outside scholarships.



Office of Financial Aid

(203) 432-5026
(203) 432-7475