Fin Lit Resource Database

Browse the resources below to find useful tools and articles to help you as you gain a richer understanding of your financial health. Use the filters to explore by topic or type. Be sure to tick the Yale Resources checkbox to only show results from Yale offices and departments.

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Topics: Spending | Featured Resource

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: Budgeting; Earning; Loans; Saving; Spending; Taxes | Featured Resource

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.

Topics: Spending | Featured Resource

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.

Topics: Grants, Fellowships, and Awards | Featured Resource

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the International Study Award (ISA) provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad for eligible undergraduate students receiving a Yale scholarship. For summer 2021, ISA-eligible students may receive up to $14,935 in ISA funding for eligible programs, proportional to their need and the cost of the program.

Topics: Budgeting; Spending | Featured Resource

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: Budgeting; Spending | Featured Resource

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: Budgeting; Financial Aid; Saving; Spending | Featured Resource

Managing finances to optimize your college experience is a challenge in itself, but the costs can often place a larger burden on low-income students. In order to support students through these challenges, we have centralized information in our Financial Guidance page as a first-go-to resource for any questions regarding finances for low-income students.

Topics: Budgeting; Saving; Spending | Featured Resource

Mint brings together everything from balances and bills to your credit score and more. It’s your financial life, in one place that’s easy to understand. It’s free and easy to get started, and we connect to almost every US financial institution connected to the internet. In just minutes, you’ll see where your money is going and get ideas on how to stretch it farther.

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

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.

Topics: Loans; Student Loans | Featured Resource

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: Loans; Student Loans | Featured Resource

Whether you just graduated, are taking a break from school, or have already started repaying your student loans, these tips will help you keep your student loan debt under control.

Topics: Emergencies; Spending | Featured Resource

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