Loans for Non-US Citizens
Yale currently offers a Graduate and Professional International Loan, for which international students may apply by completing the Graduate School International Student Loan Application.
Below are details of Yale’s International Loan program:
- 5% origination fee
- No co-signer required.
- 6-month grace period
- 120-month repayment period
- Interest accrues from the date of disbursement until repayment period begins and is capitalized at the end of the grace period.
- 2023-2024 interest rate is 7.75% fixed.
Student loans are based on need. Need is calculated based on the total cost of education, less any financial aid you receive in fellowships/scholarship/teaching/work, and your own personal contribution.
The Office of International Students and Scholars cautions students against inadvertently demonstrating that a US loan might be their primary means of financial support. If a student tries to show that they will pay for their education entirely in loans, the US Embassy may question their ability to repay a rather large US-dollar amount when they return home. Therefore, we caution that loans should not be your only source of financial support.