Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut


Costs to Attend Yale University

Are you interested in applying to Yale University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • All Residents: $58,600
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for all Residents: $42,300
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $13,000
  • Books and Supplies: $3,300
  • Other Fees: $0

The cost per year to attend Yale University is $58,600 for the 2012/2013 academic year. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Yale University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Yale University is $234,400 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $234,400

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Connecticut Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $29,300

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $18,934*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $75,736**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 58%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $37,091
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 14%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,165
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 10%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $5,520

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Yale University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Yale University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $75,736, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 58% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $18,934. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Yale University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $761.76
  • Amount Borrowed: $75,736.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $15,675.33
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $91,411.33

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Yale University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Yale University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $91,411.33 is recommended to afford a $761.76 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Yale University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $33,030 to $40,500. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $234,400.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Yale University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $80,589, 4 Year Degree: $322,355
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $102,854, 4 Year Degree: $411,415
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $131,270, 4 Year Degree: $525,082
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $151,962, 4 Year Degree: $607,848

Tuition History

What was tuition at Yale University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $36,500 Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $35,300 Tuition and Fees. 2.2% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $34,530 Tuition and Fees. 4.5% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $33,030 Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $31,460 Tuition and Fees. 5.5% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $29,820 Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $28,400 Tuition and Fees. 4.7% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $27,130 Tuition and Fees. 3.9% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $26,100 Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $25,220 Tuition and Fees. 2.7% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $24,552 Tuition and Fees. 3.2% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $23,780 Tuition and Fees. 2.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $23,100 Tuition and Fees. 4.1% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $22,200 Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $21,000 Tuition and Fees. 5.8% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $19,840 Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $18,630 Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $17,500 Tuition and Fees. 7.4% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $16,300 Tuition and Fees. 7.4% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $15,180 Tuition and Fees. 8.4% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $14,000 Tuition and Fees. 5.8% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $13,230 Tuition and Fees. 7% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $12,360 Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $11,560 Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Yale University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $58,600. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 50 $234,400
4 year cost
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 34 $234,400
4 year cost
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 21 $234,400
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 18 $234,400
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 17 $234,400
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 $234,400
4 year cost
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 13 $234,400
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $234,400
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $234,400
4 year cost
East Asian Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 $234,400
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $234,400
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 $234,400
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 $234,400
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $234,400
4 year cost
Computer Programming, Specific Applications Bachelor's Degree 5 $234,400
4 year cost
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 $234,400
4 year cost
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree 4 $234,400
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $234,400
4 year cost
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 $234,400
4 year cost
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 4 $234,400
4 year cost
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
African Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $234,400
4 year cost
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
South Asian Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 2 $234,400
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Archeology Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Russian Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
German Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $234,400
4 year cost

About Yale University

Yale University is a four year private college located in New Haven, Connecticut.  Full time enrollment is 11,530 and part time is 170.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 27,283 applicants. 2,109 were admitted and 1,349 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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