Yale School of Art
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New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
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FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP

Financial aid—defined as a combination of work study, education loans and scholarships—is designed to assist students in financing their educations. Our goal is to ensure that any admitted student can afford to attend the Yale School of Art, regardless of his or her financial resources. More than 80% of students enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic year who applied for financial aid received a scholarship award.

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QUALIFYING FOR FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP

In conformity with University policy, financial assistance is determined only after a student has been accepted for admission and it is awarded solely on the basis of financial need and available resources within the Yale School of Art. There are no scholarships based on merit or any criteria other than financial need. The School determines financial need in accordance with formulas established by institutional and federal methodologies.

Students are encouraged to plan their finances for each year with the utmost care, so that they are prepared to cover their anticipated need at the start of the program. Our financial aid awards for 2018-19 are based on a “cost of attendance”: https://yale.box.com/s/fvn72tdtti4mvcl0173lmq06ezxbttrh that includes tuition, allowances for living expenses, books & supplies, and healthcare coverage. The School cannot guarantee additional help once the financial aid award is determined.

Individuals in default of a federal student loan will not be granted a financial aid award until complete rehabilitation of such is provided to the School. In addition, financial aid in any form is authorized contingent upon the student’s maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP

Application Process:

All Domestic Students must complete a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

All Foreign Students must complete an International Certification of Finances (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 2018, email david.blackmon@yale.edu for an electronic copy).

ALL STUDENTS INCOMING OR RETURNING MUST COMPLETE a College Board Profile for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 at https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile. Please use the CSS Code 3807 for the Yale School of Art.

Domestic and Foreign Students are required to provide parental information regardless of age, dependency or marital status by submitting 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2’s, or certified/translated income tax documents from their home country for the 2017 fiscal year. Students must also submit their own tax return information from the prior year as well.

Any students with questions should please contact David Blackmon at david.blackmon@yale.edu with questions or concerns. Please make sure you note that you are inquiring about the Yale School of Art.

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financial aid application deadline for new students is March 1. You are encouraged to apply well before the admissions decision date to ensure the best possible funding.

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FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES

New Incoming Student Applications should be completed by March 1st, 2019. Admitted students who submit Financial Aid applications after March 1st may be delayed in receiving an award letter if admitted.

Returning Students must submit a new Financial Aid Application by April 15th, 2019 to ensure their award is maintained for the following aid year.

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INCOMPLETE OR OMITTED PARENT INFORMATION WILL HINDER YOUR ABILITY TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP!!

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IMPORTANT: PARENTAL INFORMATION

The Yale School of Art requires all Financial Aid applicants submit parental information in order to be considered for Financial Aid. Only in extreme cases is this information waived. If you feel you have an extreme case for which parental information should be waived you can wait until receiving a formal acceptance before completing the Financial Aid applications, at which time the Financial Aid office can talk with you about the specific steps needed to support your case. You can also explain the situation now and it can be reviewed. Upon your acceptance a list of the necessary documentation will then be required to waive parental information.

Instances for which parental information is waived include: deceased parents, documented abuse that has resulted in estrangement or court ordered separation, extreme estrangement (parent(s) are not reachable without going through severe measures, or abandonment which resulted in adoption, foster, or other family care.

Unwillingness, age, marital status, and other standards of dependency are not conditions for which the School of Art waives the requirement of parental data.

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SENDING FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTS

Documents NOT Accepted: - State Tax Returns - Summaries from Tax Agencies - Documents without a hand-written Signature

For Parents: - Please include the Student Name in the Subject Line of all documents sent

Security: - For Security, password protect all attachments and use the students six-digit DOB as the password. EX: April 6th, 1996 = 040696

Where to send:

Email: david.blackmon@yale.edu

Fax: 203-432-7696

Mail: Yale School of Art – Financial Aid Office 1156 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510

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SEE ALSO:   SOURCES FOR OUTSIDE AID   



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WORK STUDY AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT.

Work study as part of your financial aid award indicates eligibility for a job within Yale. There are a number of jobs within the School of Art (admissions, labs, studio crews, etc.) that paid $14.25 per hour in 2017-18. If you are awarded a job within the School, you will be notified by the supervisor. Generally, it will involve four-to-six hours a week during the regular academic year only. Art positions may be limited and not all MFA students necessarily will be assigned a job within the School. So it is suggested you examine the Yale Student Employment Office (246 Church Street) online student job search. This job search engine lists campus, community service (Federal Work Study) and other categories of employment for which you can apply online.

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TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS.

Appointments to assistantships are made by the dean and faculty of the School of Art and are awarded only to second-year students. A student may not apply for an assistantship because all appointments are based on individual merit and performance qualifications and not on financial need. Teaching assistantships may be for one or two terms and the gross monthly payments (which generally range between $500 and $700) are based on the number of class hours and sections.

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STUDENT GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS AT YALE.

Yale offers a searchable database of grants currently available. If you are a new American and under 31 years of age, you might consider applying for the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Please note that any outside grants, fellowships or scholarships are considered financial resources and would reduce any awarded Yale scholarship dollar-for-dollar.

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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS.

Eligible students are strongly encouraged to seek specific information about Veterans Administration (VA) benefits from their local VA Office, by calling (888) 442-4551, or by visiting their web site. You will need to complete an application form to participate in Yale’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

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QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT US.

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SEE ALSO:   FOUNDATION CENTER GRANTS   


SEE ALSO:   OFFICE OF CAREER STRATEGY