Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.79
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Amber Garrard
Education & Outreach Manager
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
85

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
53

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
99

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Financial aid at Yale College is based on the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses. Families whose total gross income is less than $75,000 (with typical assets) are not expected to make a contribution towards their child’s Yale education. Over 10% of Yale undergraduate families have an Expected Family Contribution of $0.
Yale is also a partner with QuestBridge, a national non-profit program that links high-achieving low-income students with scholarships at some of the nation's best colleges.

Yale joined the Say Yes to Education College Compact to pay tuition and fees for any admitted student from the program whose family makes less than $75,000/year. In addition, the average annual grant from Yale to students receiving financial aid is more than $48,000, and the median net price for families receiving financial aid is less than $12,000


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Yale understands that nontraditional students often face issues very different from those faced by more traditional undergraduates. Yale is sensitive to this reality, and the Director of the Eli Whitney Scholars Program provides special academic counseling and course selection advising to Eli Whitney students. Yale offers many academic resources to undergraduates, including tutoring services; guidance on study abroad opportunities; advice on career development and graduate/professional school admissions. Also supporting Eli Whitney students is the Eli Whitney Students Society, a student-run organization whose mission is “to help all Eli Whitney students acclimate to the Yale College experience.”

In addition, Yale accepts credits from non-traditional students' previous coursework. For a non-Yale course to count toward graduation requirements, it must meet certain standards. The course must be taken at an accredited post-secondary institution. The course must be similar to Yale College courses in content. The student must achieve a grade of A or B in at least three-quarters of their non-Yale courses, and no lower than a grade of C in the remainder. Credit is not granted for online courses; Advanced Placement (AP) results; International Baccalaureate (IB) results; College Level Placement Exams (CLEP); or college credits earned while in high school


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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