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Tufts University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,786 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,304 tuition
$13,556 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$1,126 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,786 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,304 tuition
$13,556 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$1,126 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$34,282 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
46% of students receive aid
4% get federal aid ($5,968 avg)
1% get state aid ($1,692 avg)
3% get institn'l aid ($34,282 avg)
19% get loans ($7,444 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.01% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.01% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $36,384 70%
Federal Grant Aid $5,968 4%
Pell Grants $4,538 -
Other Federal Grants $1,525 -
Institution Grant Aid $34,282 3%
State Grant Aid $1,692 1%
Student Loans $7,444 19%
Federal Loans $4,440 -
Other Loans $14,527 -

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Tufts University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Bendetson Hall, 2 The Green
Medford, MA 02155-5555
(617) 627-3170
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,603
Out of State $1,603


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kay
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Tufts is expensive. However, they meet need up to 100% and offer excellent financial aid packages. Do not let the price of this school discourage you from applying!

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  • 5
  • Cori
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Tufts reputation is only rising, so a degree from Tufts will mean more than when you first got in. Additionally, it's not like the education is too shabby either, haha.

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  • 4
  • Katherine from Mass
  • Dec-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Tufts. Expensive. Excellent School. You get what you pay for. You can get a really good education here. It is a small school (5000 undergrad) so classes after freshman year are small enough where you get to know your professors and get into extra activities like research or writing projects. Of course, if you slide by sampling the easiest courses you can find, after four years I think you could end up wondering why you went at all. Bottom line: it is what you make of it.

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  • 4
  • Dan
  • Jul-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Tufts is not a cheap school. That said, my experience with financial aid has been really positive and, typically, you can lower your cost over the course of your four years by getting smaller meal plans, residential positions, or by moving off-campus. I know the education I'm getting me is a fantastic preparation for the real world, and I'm willing to spend a little bit more than I might at a state school for the amazing student body I've discovered here.

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