2022–2023 Cost of Attendance
The standard single-student budget below is used in calculating eligibility for financial aid, including grants and loans. The budget assumes a modest lifestyle for a single student in New Haven during the academic year. All costs other than tuition are estimates provided for budgeting; students’ actual costs may differ. Estimated costs for a single semester would be half the amounts listed in the table below.
|Rent and Food||$12,730|
Beginning in 2022–2023, YDS students will no longer be charged a Comprehensive Fee or Board Fee. The Comprehensive Fee has been folded into the tuition cost and is no longer a separate charge; as a result, it can be covered by YDS scholarship aid. The Board Fee has been eliminated.
The tuition charge is split between fall and spring semesters, i.e., $14,405 per semester for full-time enrollment. Tuition for the fall semester is billed to the Student Account by July 1 with payment due by July 31. Tuition for the spring semester is billed to the Student Account by November 1 with payment due by November 30. The Student Accounts Office assesses monthly late fees for overdue bills; visit the Student Accounts website for more information.
Additional information on tuition rates for 2022–2023 is available in the Divinity School Bulletin.
The Hospitalization Insurance estimate equals the cost of Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage for a single student. Yale Health also offers rates for two-person and family plans. More information is available under “Student Coverage” on the Yale Health website.
All Yale students enrolled at least half time in a degree-seeking program are required to have hospitalization insurance. All such students are automatically enrolled in and billed for Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage. Charges post to the Student Account and are due on the same schedule as tuition; visit the Student Accounts website for more information.
If you have comparable health insurance from another source, you may waive the Yale Health coverage and charges by completing a waiver form on the Yale Health website.
Rent and Food
The rent and food estimate uses the cost of a junior one-bedroom apartment on the YDS campus and a regional average for food prepared at home. Individual students’ costs may be higher or lower depending on choices made for housing and food.
The estimate for books is based on enrollment in four courses per semester. Actual costs for books vary by course and by where you choose to purchase. Course listings in Yale Course Search provide information about the books used in each course.
Personal expenses include items such as transportation, apparel, personal care products, cell phone service, household supplies, and entertainment.
Other Financial Considerations
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
The official Cost of Attendance used for federal aid purposes covers expenses for a single student only. Students with a spouse and/or dependent(s) should budget for family expenses not included in the Cost of Attendance.
Please note that eligibility for U.S. federal aid, including loans, is limited to the estimate for an individual student’s educational program and living costs. Federal aid funds are not intended to supplement the expenses of dependents or other family members, and a student’s eligibility for federal aid cannot be increased based on family members’ expenses.
International students should be aware that scholarships from Yale Divinity School may have U.S. tax implications as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States. For more information, please see our webpage International Students and U.S. Taxes.
Documentation of Financial Resources
International students must provide documentation of financial resources to meet their financial needs during their stay in the United States. This evidence is required for Yale to process documents needed for student visa applications.
- Students coming to the U.S. alone must provide documentation showing financial resources at least equal to the YDS Estimated Cost of Attendance minus their Yale Divinity School scholarship award.
- Students bringing a spouse and/or dependents with them to the U.S. are required to provide evidence of funds to cover their own costs as well as the estimated cost of their family members’ living expenses while in the United States. Documentation must show financial resources at least equal to the YDS Estimated Cost of Attendance minus the Yale Divinity School scholarship award, plus the appropriate amount(s) from the table below.
The estimated costs for family members in the table below do not include the cost of family medical insurance. However, please be aware that family members accompanying a student to the U.S. are required to have health insurance coverage. Students should plan for that cost in addition to the finances documented for visa purposes.
|Family Member(s)||Financial Resources|
|1 dependent/child only||$6,944|
|Spouse + 1 dependent/child||$10,192|
|Each additional dependent/child||$4,130|