Yale College Safety Net


Welcome to Yale College Safety Net for Yale College Students. This system is designed for currently enrolled students who experience emergency and unexpected financial hardship.

NOTE: If this is an emergency that requires immediate funding (within 24 hours) please get in touch with the Head or Dean of your Residential College.

Make a Funding Request

If you are unexpectedly experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for emergency funding support from Yale College.  We encourage you to research all of your options before requesting support through this portal.

To be considered for support, please submit an application below.

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email with a unique link to your submission.

We will review your request and provide a response via email within 5 business days. Please note that funding is not guaranteed.  Each request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

What is Fundable

If you are a student experiencing financial hardship, funding requests in the following categories will be considered:

  • Books and academic supplies

  • Job/national fellowship interviews

  • Requests for support during breaks

  • Medical expenses

  • Technology expenses

  • Emergency travel, pre-arrival and departure expense

  • Winter clothing

  • Other

What is Not Fundable

Funding requests will not be considered for non-emergency, non-essential items (e.g. bicycle to get around on campus, upgrades to cell phones or laptops, medical requests covered by health insurance policy, etc.).