Fin Lit Resource Database

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Topics: Budgeting; Spending

As you prepare for grad school, you may need to take standardized admission exams. If you are eligible, you may apply for a graduate exam fee waiver for the LSAT.

Topics: Spending

Is charity important to you? Are you looking for a good cause to donate to? Follow these steps to informed giving, so you can donate to a good cause.


Start-up Grant  featured

Topics: Budgeting; Financial Aid; Grants, Fellowships, and Awards; Saving; Spending

The Start-Up Grant, also known as Supplemental Allowance, is an additional scholarship in an amount of $2,000 that may be used to help cover costs for associated with starting at Yale College. Examples of such costs are winter clothing, dorm necessities and course supplies. All enrolled Yale College students with ‘zero parent share’ contribution are eligible.


Giving to Yale  featured

Topics: Spending

Are you looking to give back to the Yale community that has given so much to you? There are many ways to give to Yale. You can learn more about it and give now!

Topics: Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

The Summer Experiences Award (formerly the DSA) provides a stipend for a range of domestic and international opportunities to Yale College first-years, sophomores, and juniors on Yale financial aid. Student eligible for this award can use it for either a US-based experience or an international experience.

Topics: Budgeting; Employment; Saving

In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors, OCS offers a travel reimbursement program to help offset costs associated with travel for interviews and/or auditions of Yale College seniors. Each senior is allowed to submit travel reimbursement requests for a total maximum reimbursement of $200 per student.

Topics: Emergencies; Spending

This system is designed for currently enrolled students who experience emergency and unexpected financial hardship directly related to their education at Yale.

Topics: Budgeting; Spending

As you prepare for grad school, you may need to take standardized admission exams. If you are eligible, you may apply for a graduate exam fee waiver for the MCAT.

Topics: Financial Aid; Grants, Fellowships, and Awards; Loans; Student Loans

Going to college has a ton of benefits — it’s fun, educational and can lead to a roughly $30,000 annual earnings premium for people who graduate with bachelor’s degrees. But it is also undeniably expensive.

Topics: Budgeting; Spending

As you prepare for grad school, you may need to take standardized admission exams. If you are eligible, you may apply for a graduate exam fee waiver for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Topics: Loans; Student Loans

The Financial Aid Office at Yale offers several loan options for students. There's also advice here for parents/guardians. Don't forget: loans don't have to be big! Yale offers loan options for small amounts too.

Topics: Budgeting; Earning; Loans; Saving; Spending; Taxes

LIT is a financial education program that teaches students how to manage their money while in school and prepare for financial life after graduation. Over the course of ~80 videos, LIT guides students through seven major personal finance topics: Money Mindset, Cash Flow & Net Worth, Credit & Loans, Taxes, Insurance, Investing, and Retirement.