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. 73% of our student body received some form of financial aid in the 2019-2020 academic year. More than half (62%) 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.

For information on Financial Aid and COVID-19, please refer to the Financial Aid COVID-19 FAQ.

Important Message:

Due to the many disruptions cased by COVID-19, billing of the Fall 2020 term charges will be delayed to August 1 and will be due by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on September 1.

Yale Payment Plan enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open.

For more information on billing, please visit https://student-accounts.yale.edu/.

 

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