Child Scholarship Plan for Faculty and Staff

Yale provides a Child Scholarship Plan for eligible university staff and faculty. The program directly reimburses a child’s accredited college or university for a portion of the tuition and eligible fees only. This program is applied to tuition and fees after grants and scholarships from all other sources are allocated. Room and board are not reimbursable. To qualify, both employee and child must satisfy certain criteria and complete an application process.

Glossary of Terms

Actual charges – charges calculated as: (tuition + eligible fees minus non-Yale scholarships/grants). Loans, work-study, room and board are not considered actual charges.

Eight terms – the maximum amount of time that a student will receive a scholarship for a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent if the institution operates with another unit of study. Four terms is the maximum for an Associate degree. 

Eligible fees – fees that are eligible for reimbursement under the Yale Sons and Daughters Scholarship Plan. View a complete listing of eligible scholarship fees.

Term – term means approximately one-half of an academic year of approximately nine months or the equivalent if the institution operates with another unit of study.

Tuition – a charge or fee for instruction. Tuition does not include room and board.

Eligibility

At the time of the student’s matriculation for the covered term, a parent of the student:

  • Must be a regular, full-time member of faculty (100% appointment) or staff (35 hours or more is considered full time), and
  • Must have completed six (6) years of continuous, full-time employment at Yale before the student’s first day of class for the semester, or
  • With a break in service, the employee receives credit for 48 months of previous full-time, continuous or non-continuous employment.  The employee must also complete an additional four years of current full-time, continuous employment, for total of eight years.

Student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be under 25 years of age  (Students are not eligible for scholarships for any semester that begins after they reach their 25th birthday)
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year or two-year undergraduate college
  • Must be a candidate for a bachelor’s or associate’s degree

Scholarship Amount

*The maximum scholarship award for the 2019/2020 academic year is increasing to a maximum to $16,500.00 per year, $8,250.00 maximum per semester.

The Child Scholarship Plan offers the lesser of one the following:

  • Up to 50% of tuition and fees not to exceed the *maximum of $8,250 per term (see term definition in glossary) or a prorated equivalent if the institution operates with another unit of study .

OR

  • The actual charges (tuition + eligible fees less any non-Yale Scholarships/Grants), up to a maximum of $8,250 per term.

Submitting a First Time Application

For each child’s request for scholarship assistance, first-time applicants should complete the Application for Child Scholarship Plan. Applications must be submitted online no later than the end of the “term” with respect to which the award is to be made.  

Details regarding the application process are also included on the application itself.

Submitting a Tuition Bill

Itemized, full-time tuition bills for the scholarship benefit must be submitted for each semester for payment. Please ensure the bill displays the name of the college, and all charges and credits (i.e. scholarships and/or grants) for the current term. Tuition bills must be submitted during the same term in which the scholarship will apply.

Each bill submitted for scholarship consideration is reviewed on an individual basis. Missing information could cause an error (plus or minus) in the amount of scholarship that a student receives.

Examples of how Yale payments are calculated:

Example 1

Amount Yale pays if your child does not receive a non-Yale scholarship/grant* where tuition is $10,000 and eligible fees are $2,000.00:

Tuition AmoUnt
Tuition $10,000
Eligible Fees $2,000
Subtotal $12,000
DEDUCT: Non-Yale Scholarship/Grant* $0
Balance $12,000

The amount of the Yale scholarship is the lesser of the following three amounts: 

a.  The maximum per term: $8,250
b.  Tuition ($10,000) + general fees ($2,000) x .50% = $6,000
c.   Tuition ($10,000) + eligible fees ($2,000) – scholarship ($0) = $12,000

In example 1 Yale pays $6,000.00, 50% of tuition and eligible fees.

Example 2

Amount Yale pays if your child receives a partial non-Yale scholarship/grant* where tuition is $10,000 and eligible fees are $2,000.00 and Non-Yale Scholarship/Grant is $8,000.00:

Tuition AMOUNT
Tuition $10,000
Eligible Fees $2,000
Subtotal $12,000
DEDUCT: Non-Yale Scholarship/Grant* $8,000
Balance $4,000

The amount of the Yale scholarship is the lesser of the following three amounts: 

  1. The maximum per term: $8,000
  2. Tuition ($10,000) + general fees ($2,000) x .50% = $6,000
  3. Tuition ($10,000) + eligible fees ($2,000) – scholarship ($8,000) = $4,000

 In example 2  Yale pays $4,000.00

Example 3

Amount Yale pays if your child receives a partial non-Yale scholarship/grant* where tuition is $25,000 and eligible fees are $2,000.00 and : Non-Yale Scholarship/Grant*is $10,000.00:

Tuition AMOUNT
Tuition $25,000
Eligible Fees $2,000
Subtotal $27,000
DEDUCT: Non-Yale Scholarship/Grant* $10,000
Balance $17,000

The amount of the Yale scholarship is the lesser of the following three amounts:

  1. The maximum per term: $8,250
  2. Tuition ($25,000) + general fees ($2,000) x .50% = $13,500
  3. Tuition ($25,000) + eligible fees ($2,000) – scholarship ($10,000) = $17,000

In Example 3 Yale pays the term maximum of $8,250.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What are the eligible fees for the Child Scholarship Plan?

Please note that colleges and universities may have different names for a variety of fees.  All payments for eligible and non-eligible fees are subject to review. 

  • Eligible fees: Activity Fees, Campus Fees, Contingency Fees, Educational Fees, Matriculation Fees, Orientation Fees, Registration Fees, Student Center, Student Service Fees, Tuition Fees, Athletics Fees, College Fees, Curriculum Support Fees, General Fees, Non-Residential Fees, Out-of-State, Semester Fees, Student Fees, Technology Fees, University Fees
  • Non-eligible fees: Board, Community, Fine Arts, Health, ID Cards, Lab Fees, Overload Fees, Personal Fees, Student Societies Fees, Supplies, Books, Development Fees, Health Insurance, Infirmary, New Student Fees, Parking Fees, Room, Student Union Fees, Transportation

*All payments are subject to review; other fees may apply.

Q2. Will other grants/scholarships from outside institutions impact my child’s Yale scholarship award?
A2. Outside grants and scholarships with the exception of a New Haven Promise scholarship may impact Sons and Daughters Scholarship award. It is important to list all applicable grant/scholarship information from outside institutions on your Yale Sons and Daughters Scholarship application.

Q3. How is the Child Scholarship Plan different from Tuition Assistance or the Educational Assistance Program?
A3. The Child Scholarship Plan provides assistance for the tuition of the children of Yale staff and faculty members. The Tuition Assistance / Educational Assistance Program provides assistance for the educational development of Yale staff and faculty members themselves.

Q4. Is there a limit to the number of terms that a student may receive the scholarship?
A4. Yes, students may not receive a scholarship grant for more than eight terms for a bachelor’s degree or four terms for an associate’s degree.

Q5. What level of study should a son or daughter be enrolled in to be eligible for the scholarship?
A5. The student must be enrolled on a full-time basis in an accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate college and must be a candidate for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Q6. Is there an age limit for eligibility?
A6. Yes, students are not eligible for scholarships for any semester that begins after they reach their 25th birthday.

Q7. Must returning students submit an application with each term’s tuition bill?
A7. No, returning students need only upload an itemized tuition bill at the beginning of each term.

* The above answers to Frequently Asked Questions are intended as highlights of the Child Scholarship Plan. For complete details, please refer to the full Child Scholarship Plan on It’s Your Yale.