Applying for Aid
Tufts University is proud to meet 100% of the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.
1. Indicate your intent to apply for financial aid on your application for admission
2. Determine deadlines to submit your application materials
|Application Round||CSSPROFILE||FAFSA*||2020 FEDERAL TAX FORMS THROUGH IDOC**|
|QuestBridge National College Match||November 1||November 1||November 1|
|Early Decision Round I||November 22||November 22||December 1|
|Early Decision Round II||January 17||January 17||February 1|
|Regular Decision||February 1||February 1||February 15|
|Transfer Admission||April 1||April 1||April 15|
*Required only for US citizens and permanent residents
**Including W-2 statements (or the equivalent for non-filers), all Schedules, and business tax returns, if applicable
3. Complete online application forms
The CSS Profile is administered by the College Board. Tufts’ CSS code is 3901.
- For applicants whose parents are divorced or separated, Tufts requires information from both the custodial parent and the noncustodial parent (typically the parent with whom the student does not live) in order to determine eligibility for financial aid. You will need to complete an additional CSS Profile for the noncustodial parent or submit a Noncustodial Parent Waiver Request. Additional information regarding noncustodial parents is available on the Financial Aid website.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is administered by the US Department of Education. Tufts’ FAFSA code is 002219.
- The FAFSA is only required for students who are US citizens or permanent residents. International citizens and students with undocumented status do not need to complete the FAFSA.
4. Submit required documents
Applicants should upload signed federal tax returns, W-2 forms, and any other documents through the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). A checklist of required documents will be available within the IDOC portal and the Tufts application status page. Students who are unable to upload the documents should mail them directly to IDOC. Please do not email or mail documents directly to Tufts. We suggest you keep copies of all documents for your records. Financial aid applications cannot be considered until all required documents have been received.
5. Await notification of your admission and financial aid decisions
Students who are offered admission to Tufts and submit all financial aid application materials by the deadline will be notified of their financial aid decision within a week of receiving their offer of admission. Financial aid packages will be available via the Tufts application status page.
With questions for Tufts, please contact:
Student Services: Call at (617) 627-2000 or email email@example.com
Please note that Student Services cannot view financial aid documents until three days after the submission and receipt of the Common Application or Coalition Application.
With technical questions, please contact:
FAFSA: Call Federal Student Aid at (800) 433‑3243 or utilize live chat support
CSS Profile: Call College Board at (844) 202-0524 (US and Canada) or (212) 299-0096 (international)
IDOC: Call College Board at (866) 897-9881 (US and Canada) or (212) 299-0096 (international)