Throughout your time at Yale, you might run into some fees — namely, application fees, healthcare fees, and standardized testing fees for postgraduate education. If these fees pose a financial burden to you, there are ways to get them waived, either through Yale or through other resources.
First Year and Transfer Application Fee Waivers
Yale charges a $80 application fee to first year and transfer applicants. But Yale will waive this fee if it would constitute a significant financial burden for the student’s family. If you wish to request a fee waiver, follow these instructions when completing the Coalition Application or Common Application online.
Yale Health Coverage Waiver
All students enrolled at least half time at Yale receive Yale Health Basic, which allows for free primary care services at Yale Health Center. Students are also automatically enrolled in and charged premiums for Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care.
Should you wish to waive coverage and associated fees, you must submit an online Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care waiver request by September 15 for the fall term and January 31 for the spring team.
Post Graduate Exam Fees
As you prepare for graduate school, you may need to take a standardized admission exam. These exams can be costly, but most offer a fee waiver for students who demonstrate need.
Below is a list of common graduate exams, and links to information about their respective fee waivers.
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
- Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
- Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAT)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Most graduate programs also offer fee waivers for their applications. This is done on a program-by-program basis, and often information is readily available on the program’s website. If not, do not be afraid to be proactive and ask the program supervisor or point of contact about such an option.