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Financial Aid Calendar Academic Year 2014-2015
8/1/14
Deadline to pay first term bill for Fall 2014 tuition and fees
8/1/14
Request for COAP Loan Forgiveness for second half of 2014 due
10/7/14
Financial Literacy Lunch Workshop' "What To Do With Your Money.. When You Actually Have Some"- lessons in personal investing.
10/20/14
Financial Literacy Lunch Workshop- "Dress for Success... For Less"-
12/1/14
Deadline to pay second term bill for Spring 2015 tuition and fees
12/4/14
Financial Literacy Lunch Workshop- "Loan Repayment ... Pick Your Plan"
1/6/15
FAFSA and Need Access open for 2015-2016 applications
1/15/15
Request for COAP Loan Forgiveness for first half 2015 due
2/1/15
Summer Public Interest Fellowships (SPIF) Part 1 applications due
3/15/15
Application Deadline Incoming Students (FAFSA and Need Access)
3/15/15
Summer Public Interest Fellowships (SPIF) Part II applications due
4/15/15
Application Deadline Continuing Students (FAFSA and Need Access)
5/3/15
Deadline for Submitting All Additional Required Documents - New Admits
5/11/15
Bar loans must be approved be lenders to be COAP eligible
6/15/15
Deadline for submitting Notification and Confirmation form accepting aid awards -
Continuing Students

UPCOMING - our  Spring 2015 Financial Literacy Lunch Workshop Series Dates!

 



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Costs & Financial Aid

Academic Year Aid

Academic year financial aid consists of need-based grants and loans. The primary goal of our financial aid program is to ensure that all admitted students can afford to attend Yale Law School regardless of their financial resources.

We determine the financial aid awards based on a budget of tuition and fees plus allowances for living expenses, books, etc. The process of applying for financial aid differs for both  new admit students and continuing students, as well as for those students only seeking loan support versus those seeking a full financial aid package of both loans and scholarships.

If you have a question about financial aid, you will probably find an answer on our FAQ page or by reading our additional financial aid policies. You can also find more information about paying your bill.

Summer Fellowship Aid

Yale supports one of the most expansive programs of summer public interest work in the law school world. In the summer of 2012, our  Summer Public Interest Fellowship (SPIF) program provided fellowships to 193 students who worked at 166 not-for-profit organizations and government agencies worldwide. We will continue this program for the summer of 2013 supporting eligible Yale students working in public interest, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Postgrad/Repayment

Yale Law School continues to support our graduates throughout their loan repayment process. Our office offers both current students and graduates individual counseling to ensure their financial future, as well as address the loan repayment process (Loan Repayment FAQs). Most significantly, Yale Law School has pioneered a loan repayment assistance program to allow students to take their dream jobs without worrying about their student loans: the Career Options Assistance Program (COAP). Established in 1989, COAP was one of the first loan forgiveness programs of its kind and, today,  is one of the most distinctive, generous, and flexible loan forgiveness programs available at any law school. Learn more about the program
 

Recent Posts from the FinAid Blog:

I Have An Aid Award.... Now What?
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:17:00

About Yale Law School Financial Aid...
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 2013-2014 academic year.   More than half (57%) of our students qualify for Law School scholarship grants, which are awarded solely on the basis of financial need.

We hope the information on this website will assist students and their families in understanding the Law School's financial aid policies and programs, as well as their individual need analysis and award. 

 

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Financial Aid Overview Booklet (PDF)

Contact:

Jill Stone
Director of Financial Aid
Kellie Webb
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Roselyn Llanos-Robles
Senior Administrative Assistant

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Street Address:
127 Wall Street
New Haven, Connecticut
Office Location: M 13

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT, 06520-8215

Telephone:
203-432-1688

Financial Aid Fax:
203-777-6140

COAP Fax:
203-777-6138
financialaid.law@yale.edu