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We are proud to provide generous aid and support for our students.

We meet 100 percent of full demonstrated need for all undergraduate students for the entire time that they are enrolled. We also offer generous merit-based scholarships and awards for high achieving graduate applicants.

Undergraduate Students Comprehensive Fees & Estimated Costs

2019-2020 Academic Year
  Resident Commuter
Tuition $57,324 $57,324
Residence Hall $8,220 ---
Meal Plan $6,866 $6,386
Mandatory Health Services Fee $872 $872
Activity Fee $382 $382
Books $1,000 $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,536 $1,536
Health Insurance (waived upon proof of approved alternate insurance) $ 2,750 $ 2,750
Total (w/o University Health Insurance) $76,200 $67,500

Undergraduate First-Year and Transfer Students Financial Aid

Tufts University is proud to meet 100% of the full demonstrated need of all admitted undergraduate students, for their entire Tufts career.

Each year, Tufts awards more than $86 million in need-based financial aid. We are serious about making sure that all admitted students can afford a Tufts education. All of our financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need, as determined through the analysis of family resources on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and family tax returns.

For DACA and undocumented students, more information on applying for financial aid as a first-year student is available on the Tufts Undergraduate Admissions site.

Financial aid packages may be comprised of a combination of grants, loans, and work study. Grants are awards that do not have to be repaid. Tufts grants are by far the largest source of grant aid received by Tufts undergraduate students, though students also receive grant funds from federal and state programs.

Admitted students with total family incomes of less than $60,000 typically receive a financial aid package that includes no student loans; their full need will be met with grant funds and work study. All other financial aid recipients will receive student loans as a part of their financial aid package. The standard first-year loan amount is $5,000, but individual loan amounts may range from $500 to $7,000 (maximum). No interest accrues on these loans and no payments are due until after the student graduates or leaves school. Financial aid recipients are usually also offered work study of up to $2000 per year.

Visit the Tufts Undergraduate Admissions site to learn more about applying for aid and tuition & fees.

International Students Financial Aid

Undergraduate International Students

Tufts University is proud to meet 100% of the full demonstrated need of all admitted students, for their entire Tufts career.

All of our financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need; for international students, this is determined through the analysis of family resources on the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. If enrolling at Tufts, international students are also required to submit the International Student Certification of Finances document to the International Center.

Students must indicate their plans to apply for financial aid when they apply for admission, as assistance is not available to students who do not receive aid upon admittance. More detailed information on applying for financial aid as an international student is available on the Tufts Undergraduate Admissions site.

Graduate International Students

We offer generous merit-based scholarships for high achieving graduate student applicants. Other scholarships, grants (including the Montague Travel Grant), and Teaching Assistantships are available for enrolled students. In addition, graduates of the MFA program are eligible for our Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship and graduates of all SMFA at Tufts programs are eligible for the Traveling Fellowship, which supports the exploration and research that are critical in an artist’s career.

Additional information regarding tuition, fees, and aid for international graduate students is available on the Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Graduate Students Tuition and Aid

For Master of Fine Arts students, tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $47,564.
For Studio Art Post-Baccalaureate students, tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $42,836 (or $21,418 per semester).

We offer generous merit-based scholarships for high achieving applicants. Other scholarships, grants (including the Montague Travel Grant), and Teaching Assistantships are available for enrolled students.

In addition, graduates of the MFA program are eligible for our Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship and graduates of all SMFA at Tufts programs are eligible for the Traveling Fellowship, which supports the exploration and research that are critical in an artist’s career.

Additional information regarding tuition, fees and aid for graduate students is available on the Office of Graduate Admissions website.