Most graduate students in the Ph.D. program in History receive fellowship support from the Yale Graduate School. As of 2012 this support typically covers full tuition for the four years in which full tuition is due, a living stipend of a minimum of $26,500 for the first two years (September 1 through August 31), and a teaching fellowship of at least that amount for the next two years. In addition to fellowships, many students also receive some support in the form of loans. Current information on the standard aid package is available from the Financial Aid Office of the Graduate School at the time of admission.
All students are eligible to receive a final dissertation year fellowship administered by the Graduate School. In 2012 this fellowship provided a stipend of $26,500 for twelve months. The final year fellowship cannot be held after the sixth year of registration.
The History Graduate Office maintains a file of information on outside fellowships, primarily for dissertation research. There is also a small fund controlled by the Director of Graduate Studies to which students may apply for assistance with such expenses as travel to academic conferences.