Current Students: Applying For Financial Aid


At Yale Law School, the financial aid process is personal. We recognize that traditional financial aid applications and forms only tell part of our students’ stories. Thus, we encourage students to meet with a financial aid staff member to discuss any financial circumstances not reflected on their applications and to share financial challenges or changes that occur throughout their enrollment. Our small class size allows us to work with students individually and to provide confidential one-on-one counseling to everyone who requests it.

Current Students


SUBMIT TO INITIATE AID APPLICATION: April 15, 2017 Deadline

Application Requirement U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans Only U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans & Scholarships Non U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans Only Non U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans & Scholarships
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) X X    
Financial Aid Application & Scholarship Tool (FAAST)   X X X

 

SUBMIT TO FINALIZE AID APPLICATION: June 15, 2017 Deadline

Application Requirement U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans Only U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans & Scholarships Non U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans Only Non U.S. Citizen Seeking Loans & Scholarships
Notification and Confirmation Form X X X X
Educational Purpose Form     X X

 

Note for Returning Students

If you are a returning student who has not yet borrowed through student loans at YLS you will also need to complete the requirements to “Establish Student Loans”.

If you are a returning student who has not previously applied for need-based scholarship support but now seeks consideration, you must submit the required tax documentation.

Get the requirements and documents in the New Admissions section

 

Requirements Details

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal student loans: Get the Application

  • Yale Law School’s Title IV federal code number is 001426
  • Regardless of age, it is not necessary to submit parental information on the FAFSA.
  • Married students will need to submit their spouse’s information.
  • You must e-sign the FAFSA using your assigned PIN

 

Determine Eligibility for Institutional Scholarships

Visit the FAAST application:

  • Students who will be 28 years old (or younger) on December 31, 2017 need to submit parental information. Students who will be at least 29 years old on December 31, 2017 do not need to submit parental information.
  • Married students will need to submit their spouses' information.
  • Some questions on Need Access reflect data required for the purpose of specific scholarships fund eligibility and are used solely for that purpose.

 

Notification and Confirmation Form

View the Yale Law School  2017-2018 Notification & Confirmation form (PDF)

  • This form acts as your acceptance of the aid award offered. Please complete Section A indicating if you are declining or accepting any portion of the loans awarded.
  • In addition to the unit loans offered in your award letter, you may choose to borrow additional funds to cover the calculated parent, spouse or student contribution(s). If you choose to do this, you should indicate the additional borrowing requested in Section A. Note that only additional borrowing to support the calculated parent contribution is COAP eligible.
  • If you are opting to use a private loan, you should indicate the lender, lender ID and type of loan in the appropriate fields in Section A.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: YLS does not collect tax documentation for the student, spouse or parent as part of the routine financial aid re-application process for returning (2L and 3L) students. However, YLS Financial Aid reserves the right to request and students are responsible for submitting additional documentation (including tax documentation) as needed for the purposes of reconciling discrepancies, providing clarification of application data, or for federal verification purposes.

All internal Financial Aid Forms are available for download from our Forms website.