Tufts University

How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$73,500
Costs for Tufts University
Fee Cost
Tuition$55,172
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,210
Room and Board $14,560
Other Expenses Budget$1,558

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Tufts University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $73,500 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $55,172 for tuition, $14,560 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,210 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Tufts University is $55,172, the same as Massachusetts residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Tufts University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$29,449
Net Price by Income Tufts University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,629
$30,001 to $48,000$13,734
$48,001 to $75,000$20,510
$75,001 to $110,000$27,185
$110,000+$48,397

The average reported annual net price for Tufts University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $29,449 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Tufts University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $38,605 39%
Pell Grant $4,525 10%
Federal Student Loan $4,012 21%

The average reported annual net price for Tufts University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $29,449 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Tufts University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $105,096. The loan balance of $105,096 is a four year multiple of the $26,274 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,091 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $105,096
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,090.67
Total Interest Paid $25,784.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $130,880.16

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$294,000
Year All Residents
1 $73,500
2 $77,364
3 $81,431
4 $85,712

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Tufts University to be $294,000 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Tufts University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,839 $5,517 $7,356

Estimated cost for a class at Tufts University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Tufts University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Tufts University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168148 IPEDS survey data for Tufts University.