Tuition and Financial Aid
All Yale medical school students (with the exception of M.D./Ph.D. students and other joint degree students) are required to pay four years of tuition. If you are enrolled for more than four years, you will pay a registration fee for those additional years. There are tuition options available when enrolled for more than four years.
- See the registrar or the director of financial aid for details.
Last year the Yale School of Medicine made significant changes to its parental contribution formula to make a medical school education more affordable. However, we know that even with this adjustment, a significant number of our students will require some level of financial aid.
- See the Office of Financial Aid website for details on applying for financial aid, loans and scholarships for the MD and PA programs, materials, deadlines, and forms.
All students who received loans must attend an exit interview, which is conducted one-on-one in the Student Loan Office. This includes students who withdraw from the school or take a leave of absence. During this interview, a counselor will explain your rights and responsibilities. You will then provide such information as your address, future employer, next of kin, references and other information needed for loan collection.
Student Activity Fee
All students are charged an activity fee for each of the first four consecutive years that they are enrolled. The charge is applied to the Student Financial Services bill in the fall term. Activity fees help support various student activities/organizations, events and the student travel program to present research.
After the four-year obligation has been met, all students will pay an activity fee for each additional year of enrollment.
If a student is enrolled at another university, or at another graduate or professional program at Yale University, no fee will be charged by the School of Medicine.
A student approved for extended study is required to register each term, pay a registration fee and show evidence of medical insurance including mental health coverage equivalent to full coverage by the Yale Health Plan.
Tuition Payment and Health Insurance Options:
Students may elect to handle their tuition payments in one of three ways: (Before deciding on a plan, it is recommended that students meet with the Director of Financial Aid)
- Pay full tuition for four consecutive years and a registration fee for the final year. Health insurance will be provided at the student rate by Yale University Health Services (YUHS) while the student is paying the full tuition. The student is responsible for signing up for their own health insurance at Yale University Health Services (YUHS) when paying the registration fee and will not be automatically billed by YUHS.
- Pay full tuition for each year enrolled in full-time study at the School of Medicine and pay a registration fee during the year the student is not in the standard curriculum. Health insurance will be provided at the student rate by Yale University Health Services while paying the full tuition. The student is responsible for signing up for their own health insurance at Yale University Health Services (YUHS) when paying the registration fee and will not be automatically billed by YUHS.
- Split the tuition and registration fee over a two-year period. Pay one-half of the current rate of tuition and one-half of the registration fee each year. The total amount will be charged in two installments, for each semester. In this case, the student’s health insurance will be provided at the student rate by Yale University Health Services for both years that split tuition is being paid and students will be automatically billed for the YHP.
Students enrolled in a Joint Degree Program at Yale will have to pay the required tuition of the other degree program but will not have to pay the registration fee at the medical school.
Students enrolled in a Dual Degree Program at another institution will have to pay the required tuition at the other institution and pay the registration fee to the medical school as well. Financial aid at another school or program, must be arranged through that school or program.