General Financial Aid Policies

After admission to the Yale School of Architecture, students who have been awarded financial aid are required to provide documents for verification. For U.S. citizens or permanent residents, this process includes submission of the student’s federal tax returns and asset information and parents’ federal tax returns and asset information. For international students, this process includes submission of the School of Architecture Verification Form along with the student’s tax returns and asset information, current bank statement, and submission (translated into English) of the parents’ asset information and tax returns or alternative documentation of income.

The School reserves the right to adjust a student’s financial aid award if the actual income or asset information of the parent, student, or spouse is different from the original information included on the financial aid application(s). In addition, for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, all awards are contingent on the student meeting the general eligibility requirements specified by the U.S. Department of Education, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements (below).

Applicants in default on a student loan will not be eligible for any financial aid until the default status has been cleared and documentation provided to the Financial Aid Office.

Students on financial aid are required to reapply for financial aid each spring for the following academic year. Financial aid does not extend longer than the normal equivalent length of time required to complete the program of study to which the student was admitted.