Applying for Financial Aid

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.

Deadlines

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 April 1st. 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:

NOTE: YDS financial aid forms for 2022–2023 will be available by January 1, 2022.

International Students

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

  • YDS Financial Aid Application for Admissions Applicants OR Application for Continuing Students
  • YDS Financial Aid International Student Supplemental Application

NOTE: YDS financial aid forms for 2022–2023 will be available by January 1, 2022.

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.

Contact

Admissions

Office of Financial Aid

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