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Calculate your Anticipated ISA Funding

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Please contact isa.funding@yale.edu for individual guidance on how to best use your funding sources. See below for general guidance and in order to be informed for your advising appointment.

How to Calculate your ISA

Point: Program budget   x   Your % eligibility   =   Your ISA (up to the capped amount)

  1. Find your aid percent eligibility in the Student Information System:
    • Log in
    • Go to the Financial Aid Menu
    • Click on the International Study Award Calculator at the bottom of the page
  2. Find your program budget
  3. Mulitply your aid percentage (as a decimal) by your program budget. If you receive a fellowship or salary to help fund your experience, your ISA amount may be reduced so that your total funding does not exceed the program budget. Please see examples below if your experience will be supported by other funding sources or if your program budget exceeds the ISA cap.

Please note that if you are a First-Year, you must wait until November 1st to be able to use the ISA calculator in SIS.

Funding Scenarios

Keep in Mind:

  • A student’s total ISA scholarships, YSS COVID-19 Courses, and outside aid cannot exceed the total program budget (just like financial aid for the academic year).
  • You can only receive the ISA once.
  • Summer 2023 is the last ISA cycle during which YSS COVID-19 Courses will be available. The only eligible class is the class of 2024.
  • YSS COVID-19 Courses cover the tuition for 2 credits and will not exceed the tuition for a 2-credit program ($9,100 for Summer 2022)
ISA Funding Scenarios
Program Cost % Aid Fellowships COVID-19 Courses ISA After Adjustments (if any) Funding Gap Notes
$10,000 70 $0 $0 $7,000 $3,000  
$10,000 70 $5,000 $0 $5,000 $0 ISA was $7,000, reduced to $5,000 after fellowship to not exceed program cost.
$10,000 70 $0 $9,100 $900 $0 ISA was $7,000, reduced to $900 after COVID-19 Courses to not exceed program cost. Consider using either ISA or COVID-19 Courses in this scenario.
$16,500 100 $0 $0 $15,400 $1,100 2022 ISA cap is $15,400.
$16,500 100 $1,000 $0 $15,400 $100 ISA was not reduced because the student does not exceed the program cost after receiving the fellowship.
$16,500 70 $1,000 $9,100 $6,400 $0 ISA was $11,550, reduced to $6,400 after COVID-19 Courses to not exceed the program cost.

If you have questions about how a fellowship you are receiving will impact your ISA amount, please contact isa.funding@yale.edu with your intended program, aid percentage, and award amount.

Combining the ISA and COVID-19 Courses

Please note: Only the class of 2024 is eligible for COVID-19 Courses. Summer 2023 is the last summer during which COVID-19 Courses will be available to eligible students.

Examples of a high ISA percentage are 80% or 100%. Examples of a low ISA percentage are 20% or 35%. A high or low ISA is somewhat subjective based on your funding situation. It is your responsibility to calculate how COVID-19 Courses affect your ISA amount and funding. For further advising about combining the ISA with COVID-19 Courses, please contact isa.funding@yale.edu with your intended program and aid percentage

Combining Fellowships or Scholarships with the ISA

If a student is named the recipient of a fellowship or scholarship after they have submitted their request for ISA funding, it is the obligation of the student to inform the ISA Committee of this additional funding via email, even if the student does not believe that the amount of funding received will impact their final ISA amount.

If a student is receiving summer funding for an experience separate from their ISA-funded experience, it is in the student's best interest to inform the ISA Committee via email in order to prevent delays in the disbursal of ISA funds to the student.

If you have questions about how a fellowship you are receiving will impact your ISA amount, please contact isa.funding@yale.edu with your intended program, aid percentage, and award amount.

Note: It is the obligation of the student to inform the ISA Committee of this additional funding via email, even if the student does not believe that the amount of funding received will impact their final ISA amount.