Yale, without a doubt, has more than enough financial resources to alleviate the burdens and stress that countless students experience as a result of having to pay for their education. It is simply unfair that Yale is increasing the financial demands of students who are on financial aid, especially those with lower incomes. Yale is capable of ensuring that students have the opportunity to experience everything that Yale has to offer, both inside and outside the classroom, and one of the most effective ways of doing so is by alleviating the financial burdens that many students carry. My peers shouldn’t have to worry about attaining the financial means to get the education they already earned and deserve.

Ashley Au, She/Her/Hers, BK ’23