Educational Assistance Programs at Yale

Tuition Reimbursement Program for Non-Yale Courses and Programs

Your Spending Account (YSA) administers Yale’s Tuition Reimbursement Program. If you choose to participate in the program, you will need to submit required documentation to YSA by specified deadlines.

To review policies and procedures regarding Yale’s Tuition Reimbursement Program, effective January 1, 2014, click here.

Note: This policy applies to courses registered for and taken as of January 1, 2014.

Reimbursement Form (YSA). Specific instructions are provided on the form. 

Note: Depending on when you submit your tuition reimbursement claim, it may take up to six weeks to receive the reimbursement in your next available paycheck.

To manage your tuition reimbursement online, follow these steps:

  • Log in to Workday
  • Click on the Benefits worklet
  • See External Links

To contact YSA regarding Tuition Reimbursement, please see the following information:

Phone: Call Employee Services at 203-432-5552 and press “6” to speak with a YSA representative.

      P.O. Box 785040
      Orlando, FL 32878-5040
Fax: 1-888-211-9900


Tuition Reduction for Classes at Yale

Tuition Reduction is a program that supports Yale University’s commitment to excellence. Tuition Reduction offers employees financial assistance for educational pursuits at participating Yale schools.

The Yale schools that participate in the Tuition Reduction program are listed below, and each school has varying eligibility criteria.  For information about courses in the Tuition Reduction program, please contact the Admissions Office of each school directly.

Participating Schools

Local 35 Training Funds

(ARTICLE XXIV 24.1 through 24.3 of the local 35 bargaining agreement)

The University and the Union recognize the importance to employee morale and to efficient operation for sufficient opportunities for personal and professional growth by employees within their own jobs or trades, as well as advancement to better jobs or different trades. Among other needs in this area, the Parties agree that it is mutually advantageous for employees in more skilled or specialized jobs to have the opportunity to keep abreast of developments and improvements in the technologies, methods, and materials related to their trades.

Upon successfully completing courses or authorized training programs related to his or her job, or to job opportunities within the University, any qualified employee shall be reimbursed by the University 50% of the cost of tuition of such course or program.


  • Participant must be a regular full-time local 35 employee OR
  • Part-time local 35 employee who is scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week and who has completed six months of service AND
  • Employee must be on the payroll at the beginning and completion of course(s).
  • The employee must secure the approval of his or her supervisor and department head, prior to starting the coursework.
  • Training must be taken by the employee on the employee’s own time.


  • Complete the Local 35 Training form, which can be found here or at the Employee Service Center at 221 Whitney Avenue, prior to the start of your program.
  • Obtain all required signatures prior to the start of your program.
  • Once the program is complete, submit the form, your grades and an itemized tuition bill to the Employee Service Center.

More information

Yale University Women's Organization Scholarship Program

The Yale University Women’s Organization (YUWO) offers scholarships to women associated with the Yale community through their own affiliation or that of their immediate family (past or present), whose formal education has been interrupted or delayed, and who wish to resume their studies or enhance their careers. YUWO members and family are not eligible.

Applicants are judged on merit and need. The scholarship may only be used for course tuition and academic fees.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 15 for the following fall and spring.

Additional information may be found at