MD Program

Key information found in this section includes the Budget and Financial Aid Application Process.  

The total 2018-19 academic year cost of the First Year School of Medicine's MD program is $86,647.  

Students receiving financial aid packages must also maintain yearly Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Application Process

We recommend that applicants who plan to apply for financial aid have their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CSS Profile Application (if applicable) on file with us before the time of acceptance.

To assist you with the financial aid process, we have created a check list of the materials you need to complete.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please visit this section to learn how to apply for financial aid if you are not a permanent resident or citizen of the US. 

All incoming and returning students applying for financial assistance must complete the the current year application form, which is available on our website. 

Yale School of Medicine Application for Financial Aid

Once you have completed the financial aid application, you must complete the Certification of Information form. You can send it to us as via email, mail, or fax here.

If you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, you will need to complete the FAFSA after October 1st. You can complete your FAFSA online at Yale's School Code is 001426.

Be sure that you obtain a PIN number and FSA ID to sign electronically or submit the signature page as instructed.

File your 2016 tax return prior to submitting your FAFSA and select the IRS data retrieval option when completing the FAFSA.

FAFSA application information

If you want to be considered for Yale School of Medicine funds (Yale Scholarship, Yale Alumni Loan, Primary Care Loans) you must complete a CSS Profile need analysis application as well as a FAFSA. The CSS Profile Application must include your parents' financial information along with your own income and assets. 


    If you are married, you must include your spouse's income and asset information. If you are planning to be married during the current academic year, you must also provide your fiancé’s income and asset information.
    If your parents are legally divorced or separated, your custodial parent must complete the CSS Profile. The custodial parents will remain the same each year. If parents are not legally separated we need both parent’s information.

At Yale School of Medicine, you must file a CSS Profile Application to receive financial aid. There is a charge for filing this form.

The CSS Profile application should be filled out online and submitted electronically. You can find the online application HERE.

Your taxable income must be verified using the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Yale does not require parents' to provide parent data on the FAFSA. If you filed your federal tax return electronically at least two weeks prior to the date on which you submit your FAFSA, or submitted your paper return 6-8 weeks prior to the date on which you submit your FAFSA, you may be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool. We strongly encourage you to provide consent to the IRS to upload data from your federal tax return at the time you complete your FAFSA. If you have not completed your tax return yet, you will not be able to use Data Retrieval until you do. However, you can complete the FAFSA using estimates and go back later to complete the Data Retrieval. If you do not use the IRS Data tool, you will need to request an IRS transcript. To request an IRS transcript, visit the IRS Welcome to Get Transcript page

For all students applying for institutional financial aid, you must submit a complete signed copy of your 2016 tax returns, including all schedules and W-2 forms. Applicants that do not and are not required to file a tax return can submit the Student's Non-Tax Filer Statement (see #7 below). If you are married or engaged you must also provide your spouse or fiancée's information.

A signed copy of your tax return, including all schedules and the W-2 form(s). All students applying for institutional financial aid must submit a copy of the 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.

If you the student did not, and are not required to file a U.S. Federal or Puerto Rican tax return for 2016, you must provide a Student Non-Tax Filing Statement along with income documentation.

You can find this form on our Forms & Resources page.

All information in your financial aid file is considered confidential. If you want us to discuss any portion of your financial aid award with your parents, or if your parents want to allow us to discuss their financial situation with you, we need permission. A signed Statement of Disclosure form must be provided if you are giving this permission. If you do not sign this form, the details of your financial file will be kept confidential.

Request to Disclose Financial Aid Information

MD Budget

The total cost of attending medical school includes tuition, room and board, books, transportation, health insurance and other expenses. The School of Medicine calculates aid based on an estimated cost of attendance, with allowances added for married students and/or students with dependents.

It is important to note that the first and last year budgets are based on nine months (September-May) and all other budgets are based on twelve months.

The following pages give applicants and students a summary of current and past cost of attending the School of Medicine for one academic year.


Please be aware of our recommended deadline date. If your financial aid application is not completed by the deadline, you may not have your estimated financial aid award in time.

  • New Students:
    • March 16th - MD and Campus PA
    • September 1st - Online PA
  • Returning Students: April 16th

Please check your Yale SIS account for missing documents and award information.

IMPORTANT: When providing international taxes, please make sure documents are notarized and all amounts are transcribed to US currency. Failure to do so will result in your application being returned to you as incomplete.

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