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Determining Eligibility

FAFSA

All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is this U.S. government form that determines your need.

  • Yale Law School’s Title IV federal code number for the FAFSA is 001426.
  • Regardless of age, you do not need to submit parental information on the FAFSA.
  • Married students will need to submit their spouse’s information.
  • It is very important that you e-sign the FAFSA or that you execute the signature page immediately.
  • It is important to complete the FAFSA with your name as it appears on your social security card.
  • If your name has been legally changed, you must obtain a new social security card and submit a copy to the Financial Aid office.
  • Continuing students must complete the FAFSA by April 15, 2011. Continuing students who submit their FAFSA after this date may not be eligible for some kinds of aid. Additionally, their financial aid award may be delayed, which could result in substantial late fees.

Applying for Grants with Need Access

U.S citizens and permanent residents who wish to apply for grants should complete the Need Access application online.

Students who will be 28 years old (or younger) on September 1 need to submit parental information. Students who will be at least 29 years old on September 1 do not need to submit parental information.

Married students need to submit their spouse’s information.

Continuing students must complete the Need Access application by April 15, 2011. Grants from the Law School may not be available for students whose analysis is received after April 15, 2011.