Yale PhD students get free Yale Health primary care & mental health coverage for themselves. GSAS provides awards to cover doctoral students' family members.
All Ph.D. students receive a semi-monthly stipend payment to cover the basic cost of living in New Haven. The minimum annual stipend for the 2021-2022 academic year is $33,600.
As a new Ph.D. student, you will receive your first stipend payment on August 31st. In your first year as a Ph.D. student, you will receive a total of 25 semi-monthly stipend payments, two per month, the 15th and the last day of the month (or the Friday before the last day, if it falls on a weekend or holiday). To determine the amount of each payment, divide the total stipend amount from your admission letter by 25.
We encourage you to set up direct deposit of your stipend checks into a U.S. bank account at a U.S. bank of your choice. This is the fastest and most convenient way to access your stipend each pay period.
If you are a new student, you may need to wait until after the start of your fellowship period and the creation of your payroll record to set up direct deposit of your stipend check.
To set up direct deposit, you must have a U.S. bank account. Then follow these steps:
If you have questions about your stipend amount, please contact the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.