Financial Aid Support


Yale Law School's financial aid policies and programs are designed to make it possible for students to pursue their legal education at Yale regardless of their financial circumstances.

Using a combination of loans and scholarship grants, we make every effort to provide students with the difference between their resources—such as family resources, summer earnings and student savings—and the cost of attending Yale. 72% of our student body received some form of financial aid in the 2020-2021 academic year. More than half (69%) of our students qualify for Law School scholarship grants, which are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. Using a combination of loans and grants/scholarships, we make every effort to provide students with the difference between their resources (such as family resources, summer earnings, and student savings) and the cost of attending Yale Law School.

For more details on JD financial aid policies and procedures, please refer to the 2020-2021 JD Financial Aid Handbook or 2021-2022 JD Financial Aid Handbook.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Funding

The federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). For the 2020-2021 academic year, Yale University will be using the entirety of its HEERF II grant funding as emergency grants to Yale students with exceptional financial need.

All Yale University students who are eligible to receive a HEERF II grant received an email from University Financial Aid (heerf.grants@yale.edu) with information about the application process and a link to a required online form. In order to receive a HEERF II grant, eligible students must attest to the fact that they had COVID-19 related expenses that were not covered by other financial aid (e.g., housing, utilities, food, course materials, tuition, childcare, technology, healthcare, or other COVID-19 related emergency expenses). The deadline to complete the form is June 30, 2021.

You can find detailed information about the HEERF II grant on the HEERF website. Please direct questions not addressed in the FAQs directly to heerf.grants@yale.edu with your name, SID number, and school affiliation.

 

UPLOAD REQUIRED FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTS HERE

 

Kath Xu ’20 talks about financial aid at Yale Law School.

Alexander Komarov ’20 LLM talks about financial aid at Yale Law School.

8/1/20
Deadline to pay first term bill for Fall 2020 tuition and fees
8/1/20
Deadline for COAP Loan Forgiveness for second half of 2020 due
12/1/20
Deadline to pay second term bill for Spring 2021 tuition and fees
1/15/21
Deadline for COAP Loan Forgiveness for first half 2021 due
2/1/21
FAFSA and FAAST open for 2021-2022 applications
2/1/21
Summer Public Interest Fellowships (SPIF) Part I applications due
3/15/21
Application Deadline Incoming Students (FAFSA and FAAST)
3/15/21
Summer Public Interest Fellowships (SPIF) Part II applications due
4/15/21
Application Deadline Continuing Students (FAFSA and FAAST)
5/5/21
Deadline for Submitting All Additional Required Documents - New Admits
5/11/21
Bar loans must be approved by lenders to be COAP eligible
6/15/21
Deadline for submitting Notifications and Confirmation form accepting aid awards - Continuing Students