Tuition and Fees
The tuition charge for the 2023–2024 academic year is $29,386 for a student enrolled full time (nine credits or more per term) in an M.Div., M.A.R., or S.T.M. degree program. The tuition charge for students enrolled in these programs part time (fewer than nine credits per term) is $14,693. Nondegree students are charged at the rate of $3,673.25 per course. Ph.D. students who are accepted as nondegree researchers are billed $1,500 per term.
It is expected that students in the M.Div. program will pay full-time tuition for six terms (or the equivalent in part-time tuition) in order to receive their degree; students in the M.A.R. program will pay full-time tuition for four terms (or the part-time equivalent) to receive their degree; students in the S.T.M. program will pay tuition for two terms (or the part-time equivalent) to receive their degree. Except in cases of students who are in a joint-degree program or whose credits have been accepted for transfer, each student must pay at least the full tuition for a degree regardless of the number of terms in which the student is enrolled. Students who transfer credit toward a degree will be charged according to their enrollment status for the terms needed to complete their degree. Students will be charged for all work taken in YDS or the University that is used toward fulfilling the requirements for a degree.
The University expects all students enrolled at least half-time to have adequate hospital insurance coverage. As a result, it automatically enrolls such students in Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Coverage. The annual cost for such coverage in 2023–2024 is $2,894 for a single student (see Health Services, in the chapter Yale University Resources and Services). Students with adequate outside coverage may waive Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Coverage.
Change of Degree Fee
There will be a $75 fee imposed on students who change their degree program.
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On the basis of the federal regulations governing the return of federal student aid (Title IV) funds for withdrawn students, the rebate and refund of tuition is subject to the following policy.
- For purposes of determining the refund of Title IV funds, any student who withdraws from the Divinity School 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 2023–2024, the last days for refunding Title IV funds will be November 5, 2023, in the fall term and March 30, 2024, in the spring term.
- For purposes of determining the refund of institutional aid funds and for students who have not received financial aid:
- 100 percent of tuition will be rebated for withdrawals that occur on or before the end of the first 10 percent of the term (September 10, 2023, in the fall term and January 26, 2024, in the spring term).
- 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 (September 25, 2023, in the fall term and February 10, 2024, in the spring term).
- 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 (October 21, 2023, in the fall term and March 5, 2024, in the spring term).
- Students who withdraw for any reason after midterm will not receive a rebate of any portion of tuition.
- 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.
- 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 Direct Graduate PLUS Loans; next to any other federal, state, private, or institutional scholarships and loans; and, finally, any remaining balance to the student.
- Recipients of federal and/or institutional loans who withdraw must complete an exit interview before leaving Yale. Students leaving Yale receive instructions on completing this process from Yale Student Financial Services.