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Tuition & Living Costs

For the academic year 2019-2020, the tuition for most full-time study programs at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is $43,300.  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 2019-2020 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 and specialty health coverage. 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 for spouses and partners, and the full cost to cover children.

9 MONTH LIVING COST (Master's Students):
Single Student: $24,015

12 MONTH LIVING COST (Ph.D. Students):
Single Student: $30,723

Below is a breakdown of the 9 and 12 month living costs for 2019-20:


1 month

9 months

12 months

Housing and Food $1,865 $16,786       $22,381
Academic $160 $1,440        $1,440
Personal $206 $1,854        $2,472
Medical $272 $ 2,450        $2,450
Transportation $165 $ 1,485        $1,980
Total Living Cost $2,668 $24,015       $30,723
Total Tuition   $43,300       $43,300
Cost of Education   $67,315      $74,023