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Tuition & Living Costs

For the academic year 2016-2017, the tuition for most full-time study programs at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is $39,800.  Doctoral candidates receive a full tuition fellowship.  Please see the rate schedule for a complete list of all tuition rates in the Current Programs and Policies Bulletin.

The following estimations of the cost of living in New Haven for the 2016-2017 academic year are made available as a general reference for graduate students and used by the Office of Financial Aid to calculate financial need as required by certain funding sources. The figures include room and board, transportation, personal expenses and academic expenses excluding tuition.

These figures also include the cost of hospitalization. Living expenses for doctoral students may be less insofar as they are eligible to receive a health award that covers the full cost of the single-student hospitalization and specialty coverage in the Yale Health Plan, half the cost of two-person coverage, and the full cost of family coverage.

Single Student:       $22,442

12 MONTH LIVING COST (Ph.D. Students):
Single Student:        $28,700

Below is a breakdown of the 9 and 12 month living costs for 2016-17:

Costs 1 Month 9 months 12 months Ph.D. Students
Room and Board $ 1,717 $15,453        $20,604
Academic $  156 $ 1,404        $ 1,404
Personal $  190 $ 1,710        $ 2,280
Medical $  252 $ 2,264        $ 2,264
Transportation $  179 $ 1,611         $ 2,148
Total Living Cost $2,494 $22,442        $28,700
Total Tuition   $39,800        $39,800
Cost of Education   $62,242        $68,500