Tuition and Financial Aid Resources for MPH Candidates

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When you apply for admission we consider you for financial aid — it’s that simple.

Since you thoroughly document your achievements during the application process we don’t require a separate merit application for financial aid, so go ahead and take a well-deserved break from paperwork!

If you’re a US Citizen or Permanent Resident we highly recommend you fill out the FAFSA with our school code (001426-00) by February 1 so we can give you the most complete and accurate information about your financial aid eligibility.

Lastly, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions if you can’t find answers here! One of the benefits of the tight-knit YSPH community is having a partner to help you build and adjust your financial plan. At the end of the day we want you to feel confident in your YSPH investment so you can focus on making the most of your time here!

Steps in Funding Your Education

After reviewing the total estimated costs for the year, it’s time to think about funding.

  1. First, consider funding you don’t have to repay such as YSPH scholarships and external funding.
  2. Student Employment: Next you should think about student employment. Most of our students work, and that helps offset living expenses.
  3. Savings: Learn how billing works, review payment options, and consider the Yale Payment Plan if someone else will be helping to fund your education.
  4. Loans: Last you should consider loan options. Students elect loan types and amounts over the summer. If you’re thinking about loans, you should start with the Planning for Loan Repayment information in the Loans section below. You may also find it useful to watch our Understanding Student Loans video for insight into why you might choose a federal vs. a private loan. 
Need some help putting together a funding plan? Never hesitate to reach out, that’s what we’re here for!

 

Costs and Billing

2018-2019 Fall & Spring Terms AP MPH Summer Term**
Tuition  $44,750  $11,190
Program Fee  $495  -
Estimated Room & Board  $15,360  $3,380
Health Insurance*  $2,264  $182
Course Materials & copy fees  $1,120  $410
Personal Expenses  $4,170  $1,375
Total Cost to Attend  $68,159  $16,537

*2017-2018 single student cost, 2018-2019 YHP costs will be published as soon as they are available in late spring. Spouse and family coverage is available at an additional expense- more information is available on the YHP website.

**Not federal loan eligible


The Fall Term Bill is published July 1 and is due August 1. The Spring Term bill is published November 1 and is due December 1. Statements are issued monthly through Ebill/Epay to show transactions on the account. Most students make online payments using a U.S. checking account.
If someone else will be helping to support the cost of your tuition (not your off campus living expenses), they may be interested in registering for the Yale Payment Plan.  Through this plan they may divide all or part of the year’s bill into 10 monthly payments starting June 1. Semester plans are also available; the cost is $100 per contract.

Scholarships

There's no separate application for scholarships that document your achievements since your admissions application is so comprehensive. If you’re a US Citizen or Permanent Resident we highly recommend you fill out the FAFSA with our school code (001426-00) by February 1, so we can give you the most complete and accurate information about your financial aid eligibility. Parent information is not required, and if you provide it for another school we will disregard it. 

Our new class of YSPHers will get a financial aid award letter within 10 days of admission. The award letter will list all YSPH scholarships awarded for your whole MPH degree — we want you to feel confident about what to expect from us!

You may have already started your searchfor scholarships from outside of Yale, but if you haven’t now is the time! Check out our external funding section for tips and some tools for getting started.

Student Employment

In addition to an on-campus hourly wage of at least $12.50 an hour, student employment offers flexible part-time positions designed to allow students to balance their studies and their job.  YSPH tuition remission is a not a benefit of part time (or full time) employment at Yale, but you may gain valuable work experience and professional references! Most students work 10-12 hours a week during the school year.

  • Campus Jobs
  • Teaching Fellowships
  • Research Assistant Jobs
    • There are research projects that are in need of a research assistant. We suggest you begin your search for a research assistant position by asking your faculty advisor for suggestions. There are also many positions posted on the Student Employment website.

Loans

A student loan is a tool you may use to invest in your education, much like you might use a mortgage to invest in the purchase of a home. With a YSPH degree, we hope you’ll feel confident in your ability to repay it! If you use a student loan to fund all or part of your education here at YSPH we want to we want to make sure you know what to expect when it’s time to pay it back.

To estimate your monthly payment after your graduate you may use the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator. Tips for using this tool:

  • If you log in using your FSA ID you will be automatically linked to any previous federal loan records from the National Student Loan Data System.
  • YSPH students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans for graduate students of $33,000 per year and the Direct PLUS Loan for graduate students if additional loans required above that amount.
  • Interest rates change each year. To estimate interest rates for loans you may borrow at YSPH, refer to the most recent interest rates found on the Federal Student Aid website.
  • You may use estimated salary information to see the full range of payment options that may be available. To learn more about the salaries of YSPH graduates, please visit our Career Management Center website.
  • You may use the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator to estimate private loan payments, but the most accurate information about your private loan repayment plan will come from your lender.
  • The first step in requesting a federal loan for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents is to complete the FAFSA. You will be notified of your loan eligibility, and YSPH will ask you to elect the amount and type of loans you’re requesting for the year each summer before your fall term bill.
  • All students may be eligible for private loans but you may require (or get a better rate with) a credit-worthy cosigner. You may access a historical list of lenders Yale students have chosen in the past three years through the ELM network. 
  • While international students are not eligible for loans through the FAFSA, some countries offer loans for their citizens studying abroad. These vary in availability and terms from country to country, so you should research those options independently.
  • Most (but not all) lenders require international citizens to have a co-signer with a strong US credit history to obtain a private student loan. Please select “International” when you view our historical lender list through ELM for the options that may be most relevant to you.  
We’d be happy to sit down and make an individual funding plan once you receive notification of your financial aid eligibility. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Jen Farkas.

Questions?

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Contact Jen Farkas
YSPH Director of Financial Aid
Phone: (203) 785-5417