August 2020 Monthly Messages

Fall Term Payment Deadline

Payment for the fall-term charges must be received at Yale by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time September 1, 2020 in order to avoid being assessed a late fee of $125 per month (up to a total of $375 per term). We strongly urge you to make your payment early enough for it to arrive by the due date. This can most reliably be accomplished by using YalePay to make your payment electronically at no extra cost.

Yale Health Coverage Waiver

Waiver requests for Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care Coverage for the fall term must be submitted online no later than September 15th. Please call Yale Health Member Services at (203) 432-0246 or e-mail if you need additional information.

Outside Resource Form

If you are a Yale College student and have not yet advised Student Financial Services of an outside scholarship that will be paid directly to Yale University, please complete an Outside Scholarship/Resource Update Form and fax it to (203) 436-9768. College Savings Plans and Prepaid Tuition Plans are not outside scholarships and, therefore, should not be reported on this form.

Yale College Student Activities Fee

Yale College students will find the Student Activities Fee of $25 per term with other fall- and spring-term Student Account charges.

The Student Activities Fee (SAF) is collected from undergraduate students to support events and activities on campus. The fee funds undergraduate extracurricular opportunities. Funds are managed by the Yale College Dean’s Office with significant input from undergraduates. Students who wish to participate in deciding how these funds are allocated may volunteer to serve on the Yale College Council, the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee, the Spring Fling Committee, and the Yale College Events Committee.

Students who wish to petition to opt out of the fee may write to to make the request before September 15. Requests to waive the fee must reflect a financial hardship in order to be considered.

Like tuition, the fee is considered a part of a student’s Billed Expenses and covered by Yale financial aid. As with other fees covered by financial aid such as health insurance, if a waiver petition is granted to a student receiving financial aid, the funds are removed from the financial aid package and returned to financial aid funding available to other students.

Yale College Senior Class Dues

Yale College seniors will find the Senior Class Dues of $50 per term with other fall- and spring-term Student Account charges.

Senior Class Dues provide resources to support Senior Class Council-sponsored term-time programs as well as post-Yale activities. In prior years, Senior Class Dues have paid for the Fall B-B-Q, Masquerade (Winter) Ball, Mohegan Sun Casino excursion, Pizza Nights, Senior Nights at local establishments, Senior Week events on campus, British Art Center reception, and Commencement Ball.

The payment of Senior Class Dues is optional; however, the benefit of free admission to Senior Class Council–sponsored activities is limited to seniors who have paid the Dues. If desired, students may opt out of paying the Dues by logging into Student Information Systems (SIS) and selecting the Yale College Senior Class Dues Waiver box from the Main Menu. This must be done prior to 5:00 p.m. on September 15.