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Application Process & Instructions

Below is helpful information about financial aid and the application process.

To apply for aid, you must submit the following items:

  • YSM Financial Aid Application (keep reading for specific application links)
  • FAFSA (2024-25 FAFSA should be available to complete in December 2023)
  • Certificate of Information

Application Instructions

1. Yale School of Medicine Application for Financial Aid

2024 – 2025 YSM Financial Aid Application – If you have saved progress in the existing application, please reference and submit. If you are starting a new 2024 – 2025 application, please use the following links:

2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (2024-25 FAFSA should be available in December 2023)

If you are a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen, 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 2022 tax return prior to submitting your FAFSA and select the IRS data retrieval option when completing the FAFSA.

FAFSA application information

3. Required Verification of Income for 2022

Your taxable income must be verified using the FAFSA's consent to release Federal Tax Information. If you filed your federal tax return electronically at least two weeks prior, 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 DRT. 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 do not consent to release Federal Tax Information, you will need to request an IRS tax transcript. To request an IRS tax transcript, visit the IRS Welcome to Get Transcript page.

*Please note the data retrieval tool will not work if student has had a name, address or marital status change since filing 2022 taxes and you will need to request your transcripts

4. Student Non-tax Filer Income Statement

If you the student did not and are not required to file a U.S. Federal or Puerto Rican tax return for 2022, you must provide a Student Non-Tax Filing Statement along with income documentation.

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

5. Certificate of Information
6. Request to Disclose Financial Aid Information (Optional)

All information in your financial aid file is considered confidential. If you want us to discuss any portion of your financial aid award with any other party, you must complete and submit a signed Statement of Disclosure form. If you do not sign this form, the details of your financial file will be kept confidential.

2024-2025 Request to Disclose Financial Aid Information (Buckley)