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Program Costs

Program Cost

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  • $2000 for the certificate (all 3 courses) 
  • $900 for a single course

Discounts

  • An early-bird discount of 15% is offered to applicants admitted to the program before July 1st, 2019.
  • Yale alumni, students, and employees are eligible for a 10% discount on the certificate or a single course.
  • Members of certain professional organization and schools and programs of public health are eligible for a 10% discount on the certificate or a single course.
Discounts cannot be combined.

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Scholarships

Two full-tuition scholarships for completion of the certificate will be awarded based on merit and financial need to outstanding professionals working with low-income communities. To be considered, you must submit a completed certificate application. With your application, include a short statement of financial need and a description of the community you work with and how it will benefit from your participation in the program. The deadline to apply for the scholarship will be closed on September 3, 2019.

Tuition Assistance

While applicants are not eligible for federal financial aid for this program, other needs-based tuition assistance may be available to applicants at a financial disadvantage. If you would like to be considered for tuition assistance, please fill out the tuition assistance application when completing your application for the program.  

Also note that professional education related to your work may be eligible for a tax deduction - please check with your tax preparer.

Important Deadlines

  • June 15, 2019: Last day to obtain 15% early-bird discount for certificate admission
  • September 3, 2019: Final application deadline 
  • September 10, 2019: Final program payment due to reserve your spot
  • September 23, 2019: Certificate program begins (note that the required "How to be an Online Student" module opens September 16th) 
  • February 14, 2020: Certificate program ends 

Cancellation Policy

Certificate

A full tuition fee refund will be issued if you withdraw from the program before September 23, 2019. After that date, no refund will be issued. However, you may defer your participation until the next time the certificate is offered.  

Single Course

A full tuition fee refund will be issued if you withdraw from the course before the first session. After that date, no refund will be issued. However, you may defer your participation until the next time the course is offered. Please review the program schedule for a complete list of course start and end dates.