Fin Lit Resource Database

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Topics: Budgeting; Employment; Saving

In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors or those who plan to attend graduate or professional school, OCS offers a reimbursement program for Yale College Class of 2023 and Class of 2024 graduates to help offset costs associated with career related engagements and travel for interviews/auditions. Each junior/senior can submit reimbursement requests for a total maximum reimbursement of $400.

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.


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Topics: Budgeting; Saving; Spending

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; 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: Budgeting; Financial Aid; Saving; Spending

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.


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.

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.

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: Banking; Budgeting; Spending

What is a credit card? Is this your first credit card? If you are having trouble selecting a credit card that is right for you. There are some helpful tips in this article including learning more about different types of credit cards and how to successfully apply for one.

Topics: Budgeting; Saving; Spending

Love to save $$? Your YCC representives compiled this list of local discounts for Yalies including resturants, online discounts and others.

Topics: Budgeting; Earning; Loans; Saving

This multi-page guide will provide suggestions made by peers for how to approach your finances so that you can minimize your stress and maximize your academic success.

Topics: Banking; Budgeting; Loans; Saving; Spending

A personal finance website covering broad range of topics such as credit cards, loans, financial planning, insurance and mortgages.