"Need-blind" Admission

Yale University (CT)

Yale University is "need-blind" in its admissions; students are assessed solely on the basis of academic and personal promise, with Yale meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student for all four years of study.

Yale expects a zero contribution from families with total incomes less than $60,000. The university has reduced the amount that lower- and middle-income families pay to equal or below the cost of many major state universities. Yale has raised the campus minimum wage and eliminated loans as part of the aid package.

Bottom Line:  Student loan debt has dropped below $11,000 - far below the national average for four-year private institutions.

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