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Access Yale Launched

Two-year campaign seeks to offset student debt
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When students graduate from the Yale School of Public Health they go to work in fields that are crucial for the well-being and vitality of communities around the world. But many of these students leave school with substantial debt—averaging nearly $67,000—and take jobs that while fundamentally important, are not known to pay particularly well.

To ease this financial burden, the school, in conjunction with Yale University, has launched Access Yale—a two-year initiative to strengthen its financial aid endowment.

Yale University President Peter Salovey and his wife Marta Moret, M.P.H. ’84, announced recently that they are participating in the campaign by setting up a scholarship fund in the School of Public Health.

“It is definitely one of the professional schools whose students could receive more financial support,” President Salovey said.

Access Yale funds will offset the expenses of many students, who face an annual cost of $58,382 to attend the school, and make an education at the Yale School of Public Health a possibility for others.

The School of Public Health is celebrating its centennial throughout 2015, and as it begins its second century, Dean Paul Cleary said that the need for public health has never been more relevant as global communities struggle with both new and well-established health threats. Attracting the best students and allowing them to train with world-class faculty is vital to improving the health of everyone in the future.

Access Yale at the School of Public Health offers several giving opportunities, including public health scholarships and an alumni fund. For more information on Yale Access at the School of Public Health, visit