Cost and Aid
Tufts University is serious about making sure that all qualified applicants can afford an undergraduate education. Tufts proudly meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student, regardless of citizenship status. Demonstrated need is the difference between the annual cost to attend Tufts (including books, personal expenses, and transportation to campus) and the amount a student’s family is expected to contribute each year. Financial need is determined by our analysis of family financial resources reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CSS Profile, and federal tax returns.
Financial aid packages are composed of grants, student loans, and work study funding. Students with an annual family income of less than $60,000 will typically receive a financial aid package with no student loans.
Prospective domestic students may use Tufts’ Net Price Calculator or MyinTuition Quick Cost College Estimator to estimate how much need-based financial aid they may be eligible to receive and their overall cost as a first-year student at Tufts.
Cost of Attendance: 2021-22
A typical first-year undergraduate student living on campus during the 2021-2022 academic year can expect the following expenses:
|Mandatory Health Services Fee||$958||$958|
|Health Insurance (Waived upon proof of approved alternate insurance)||$3,755||$3,755|
|Total (w/o University Health Insurance)||$81,700||$72,400|
Updated on 5/11/2021
Find out more on the Financial Aid website.
All first-year and sophomore students are required to live in university housing and purchase a meal plan. Commuting students pay no residence hall fee and are not required to purchase a meal plan. A detailed explanation of charges is available on the Financial Aid website.