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Please contact Tufts University’s Student Financial Services Office with questions regarding financial aid for Summer.
There are a limited number of small scholarships available for summer semester courses. Priority will go to the highest need students, particularly those who are Pell grant recipients. Contact the Tufts Financial Aid office for details.
Tuition waivers are available for qualified courses. Please contact your Graduate Program or Tufts University’s Student Financial Services Office with questions regarding financial aid for Summer.
Please contact your Graduate Program or Tufts University’s Student Financial Services Office with questions regarding financial aid for Summer.
For high school who demonstrate financial need, Tufts University can help reduce the cost of tuition by awarding tuition scholarships. An award typically covers between one-half to three-quarters of the cost of tuition for one course. Occasionally, full-tuition awards are made in instances of particular need. A scholarship does not cover the application fee ($60).
To qualify, applicants must complete and submit the Tufts Pre-College Financial Aid Application and submit a copy of their parent's 2017 IRS tax return. The tax return is needed for income verification. Please do not include supplemental schedules and forms, as they are not necessary for income verification. See the application for further details. In instances where your parents file as "married filing separately," submit both tax forms. All information will remain confidential.
The status of your application for financial aid will be communicated after the admissions committee has reviewed your application for admission and made its decision. If you have questions about financial aid, or the status of your financial aid application, contact Tufts Pre-College Program or 617-627-2000.
Please note that Financial Aid at Tufts Pre-College program is limited, and is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Early application for assistance is encouraged.
The deadline for submitting a financial aid application is Friday, June 2nd.
Students who are enrolled at other universities are not eligible for Tufts University financial aid and should contact their home financial aid office for options.
Tufts will certify the cost of attendance on documents provided by the home institution. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at your home institution for more information.
Teachers, Urban Planners, and OTs
Tufts University provides significant summer tuition assistance for employed Teachers, Occupational Therapists, and Urban Planning & Policy professionals. Approved applicants will have their tuition for one course in each summer term reduced by 50%, for a total of two courses per summer. Restrictions apply. To apply for this tuition reduction, follow the enrollment process outlined below. After you enroll, submit the confirmation form (with supervisor verification) to Tufts Summer Session. Note, you will be charged full tuition initially, but when the confirmation form is received and approved, your tuition charge will be reduced.
Alumni Audit Programs
The School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts offer discounts to Alumni enrolled as Audit students in many of their courses. Click here to learn more.
Community Audit Programs
The School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts offer discounts to various Community members enrolled as Audit students in many of their courses. Click here to learn more.
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.