The tuition fee for the academic year 2016–2017 is $48,050. This tuition fee includes health care services under Yale Health, but does not include the hospitalization insurance fee. The Corporation of Yale University reserves the right to revise tuition rates as necessary.
An annual fee of $1,135 is charged to the Student Financial Services bill for use of the School of Architecture’s shops, computers, printers, and other equipment furnished by the School. This mandatory fee applies to all students and is refundable only upon withdrawal from the School, according to the tuition rebate and refund policy itemized below.
Total Cost of Education
For a single student living off campus in the 2016–2017 academic year, a reasonable, albeit modest, estimate of total cost may be estimated by the following costs to be $70,749 for first-year M.Arch. I students and $68,993 for all other students.
Student Accounts and Bills
Student accounts, billing, and related services are administered through the Office of Student Financial Services, which is located at 246 Church Street. The office’s Web site is http://student-accounts.yale.edu.
Yale University’s official means of communicating monthly financial account statements is through the University’s Internet-based system for electronic billing and payment, Yale University eBill-ePay. Yale does not mail paper bills.
Student account statements are prepared and made available twelve times a year at the beginning of each month. Payment is due in full by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the first business day of the following month. E-mail notifications that the account statement is available on the University eBill-ePay Web site (www.yale.edu/sis/ebep) are sent to all students at their official Yale e-mail addresses and to all student-designated authorized payers. From the eBill-ePay Web site, students can designate up to three authorized payers to access the eBill-ePay system in order to view the monthly student account statements and make online payments.
Bills for tuition, room, and board are available during the first week of July, due and payable by August 1 for the fall term; and during the first week of November, due and payable by December 1 for the spring term. The Office of Student Financial Services will impose late fees of $125 per month (up to a total of $375 per term) if any part of the term bill, less Yale-administered loans and scholarships that have been applied for on a timely basis, is not paid when due. Nonpayment of bills and failure to complete and submit financial aid application packages on a timely basis may result in the student’s involuntary withdrawal from the University.
No degrees will be conferred and no transcripts will be furnished until all bills due the University are paid in full. In addition, transcripts will not be furnished to any student or former student who is in default on the payment of a student loan.
The University may withhold registration and certain University privileges from students who have not paid their term bills or made satisfactory payment arrangements by the day of registration. To avoid delay at registration, students must ensure that payments reach Student Financial Services by the due dates.
There are a variety of options offered for making payments. Yale University eBill-ePay (www.yale.edu/sis/ebep) is the preferred means for payment of your monthly student account bill. The ePayments are immediately posted to the student account. There is no charge to use this service. Bank information is password-protected and secure, and a printable confirmation receipt is available. On bill due dates, payments using the eBill-ePay system can be made up to 4 p.m. Eastern Time in order to avoid late fees.
For those who choose to pay the student account bill by check, remittance advice with mailing instructions is available on the eBill-ePay Web site. All bills must be paid in U.S. currency. Checks must be payable in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Payments can also be made via wire transfer. Instructions for wire transfer are available on the eBill-ePay Web site.
Yale does not accept credit card payments.
A processing charge of $25 will be assessed for payments rejected for any reason by the bank on which they were drawn. In addition, the following penalties may apply if a payment is rejected:
- 1. If the payment was for a term bill, a $125 late fee will be charged for the period the bill was unpaid.
- 2. If the payment was for a term bill to permit registration, the student’s registration may be revoked.
- 3. If the payment was given to settle an unpaid balance in order to receive a diploma, the University may refer the account to an attorney for collection.
Yale Payment Plan
The Yale Payment Plan (YPP) is a payment service that allows students and their families to pay tuition, room, and board in ten equal monthly installments throughout the year based on individual family budget requirements. It is administered by the University’s Office of Student Financial Services. The cost to enroll in the YPP is $100 per contract. The deadline for enrollment is June 25. Additional details concerning the Yale Payment Plan are available at http://student-accounts.yale.edu/ypp.
Tuition Rebate and Refund Policy
On the basis of the federal regulations governing the return of federal student aid (Title IV) funds for withdrawn students, the following rules apply to the rebate and refund of tuition. For students in the Master of Architecture I (M.Arch. I) degree program, the rules apply to students adhering to the prescribed course of study as previously defined.
- 1. For purposes of determining the refund of federal student aid funds, any student who withdraws from the School of Architecture for any reason during the first 60 percent of the term will be subject to a pro rata schedule that will be used to determine the amount of Title IV funds a student has earned at the time of withdrawal. A student who withdraws after the 60 percent point has earned 100 percent of the Title IV funds. In 2016–2017, the last days for refunding federal student aid funds will be October 31, 2016, in the fall term for all students. In the spring term, the dates are April 29, 2017, for M.Arch. I first-year students; March 31, 2017, for M.Arch. I second-year students; and March 29, 2017, for all other students.
- 2. For purposes of determining the refund of institutional aid funds and for students who have not received financial aid:
- a. 100 percent of tuition will be rebated for withdrawals that occur on or before the end of the first 10 percent of the term. In the fall term, the date is September 10, 2016, for all students. In the spring term, the dates are January 26, 2017, for M.Arch. I first-year students; January 22, 2017, for M.Arch. I second-year students; and January 21, 2017, for all other students.
- b. A rebate of one-half (50 percent) of tuition will be granted for withdrawals that occur after the first 10 percent but on or before the last day of the first quarter of the term. In the fall term, the date is September 26, 2016, for all students. In the spring term, the dates are February 19, 2017, for M.Arch. I first-year students; and February 6, 2017, for all other students.
- c. A rebate of one-quarter (25 percent) of tuition will be granted for withdrawals that occur after the first quarter of a term but on or before the day of midterm. In the fall term, the date is October 22, 2016, for all students. In the spring term, the dates are April 14, 2017, for M.Arch. I first-year students; March 5, 2017, for M.Arch. I second-year students; and March 4, 2017, for all other students.
- d. Students who withdraw for any reason after midterm will not receive a rebate of any portion of tuition.
- 3. The death of a student shall cancel charges for tuition as of the date of death, and the bursar will adjust the tuition on a pro rata basis.
- 4. If the student has received student loans or other forms of financial aid, funds will be returned in the order prescribed by federal regulations; namely, first to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, if any; then to Federal Perkins Loans; Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans; next to any other federal, state, private, or institutional scholarships and loans; and, finally, any remaining balance to the student.
- 5. Recipients of federal and/or institutional loans who withdraw are required to have an exit interview before leaving Yale. Students leaving Yale receive instructions on completing this process from Yale Student Financial Services.