Payment Options

There are four ways to pay your student bill:

1. eBill

Tufts eBill is the preferred method of payment for student bills. Please see My Bill for more information on logging into eBill and setting up authorized bill payers. You can make payments electronically from a savings or checking account through the Tufts eBill system. Payments made through eBill will appear on your student account in the Student Information System (SIS) in real time.

How to Read Your eBill

2. Check Payment

If you are unable to pay through eBill, you may send checks directly to one of the addresses below. All checks must be payable in U.S dollars to the Trustees of Tufts College and must be payable through a U.S. bank. We will not accept any postdated checks.

Checks, excluding checks from scholarships, 529 plans, or a third party, should be mailed with the payment coupon from your eBill to:

Tufts University   
Office of the Bursar
P.O. Box 3475
Boston, MA 02241-3475

**Federal Express is not accepted to this P.O. Box

For scholarship, 529 plan, third-party checks, or if you do not have the payment coupon from your eBill, mail your check with the student’s ID and name to:

Tufts University
Dowling Hall
Student Financial Services
419 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Returned payments are subject to a $25 fine.

3. Monthly Payment Plan

Tufts University has partnered with Cashnet to offer our students a payment plan option. The payment plan allows you to pay tuition in monthly installments instead of one lump sum by splitting each semester bill into five payments. You can sign up on a per semester basis or sign up for both fall and spring terms at once.

The payment plan begins before eBills are available in July for the fall term and in November for the spring term. This means you will have to sign up using an estimate and may have to revise your plan once eBills are available. If you are an undergraduate student you can estimate what you will owe Tufts using the Student Account Calculator. Graduate students may refer to their program’s website for tuition and fees information.  

Additional Information:

  • The payment plan is interest-free, but Cashnet charges a small application fee.
  • The first monthly installment for the academic year, and for fall semester-only plans, is May 15. Spring semester-only plan begins October 15.
  • The deadline to sign up for the payment plan for the fall term is August 1, 2019. The deadline for the spring term is January 1, 2020.
  • You may only use checking or savings account to pay each installment.
  • Prior monthly payments are due in full when enrolling after the start dates of each plan.

Your payment plan for each semester, and any installments received by Cashnet, will be posted on your student account and will be reflected on your eBill. However, we recommend you review your eBill and student account periodically to ensure your plan is budgeted for the correct amount to cover your balance for the term.

Your payment plan will not be automatically adjusted if a change in balance occurs. If you find that your balance is not being covered in full for the term, you may increase your plan to cover the shortage if the plan is still active and within contracted dates. Alternatively, you may cover any difference by paying it directly to Tufts instead of adjusting your plan.

Please visit the Tuition Payment Plan site to enroll. Instructions on how to enroll in the plan can be found by clicking here.

4. Wire Transfers through Flywire

Tufts University has partnered with Flywire to provide international students with an easy and secure method to make international payments. As the leading payments processor for educational institutions all over the world, Flywire delivers students’ tuition payments quickly, easily, and securely.

With Flywire you can:

  •  Track your payments from start to finish
  •  Make payments in more than 140 currencies, online and from banks worldwide
  •  Enjoy peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support
  •  Ensure accurate and timely posting of your payment to your student account


Please note: Flywire is the only international payments partner authorized to process international payments on behalf of Tufts University.

Tuition Refund Plan through A.W.G Dewar, Inc.

The Tuition Refund Plan offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. was originated in 1930 to protect the financial investment of students and parents in education. Today, over 1200 leading independent schools and colleges throughout North America offer the Plan. Because the cost of education today is a substantial investment, one which is likely to be your second largest next to a home purchase, the protection afforded by the Tuition Refund Plan is essential.

While most colleges provide partial refunds for withdrawals, they are limited and usually effective only when you withdraw early in the term. Subject to the program terms and conditions, this Plan offers the unique benefit of a 70% refund of term tuition and fees when you are forced to withdraw for medical reasons. The Tuition Refund Plan dramatically enhances the college refund schedule and provides more generous refunds throughout the entire term. For complete details about the Tuition Refund Plan, please go to the A.W.G. Dewar Inc. website.