First Year and Transfer Students

We cannot review your financial aid application until we receive all required forms. Please keep a copy of all documents submitted to IDOC for your own records. We do not accept documents via email.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process or procedures, please contact us.  If you have specific questions about federal eligibility requirements such as citizenship, selective service registration, or drug convictions see our Aid Policies.

Please Note: If you apply to Tufts not needing financial aid, you will not be eligible for institutional aid in future years. An exception may be made if your family experiences a significant and unforeseen change in financial circumstances. In these cases limited funds may be available.

Undocumented Student Applicants (with or without DACA status)

Undocumented student applicants (with or without DACA status) should follow the same application procedure as domestic applicants to Tufts. However, a FAFSA is not required.

Because federal financial aid is not available for undocumented students, Tufts provides institutional financial aid in its place. 

Applicants with DACA can submit a FAFSA to receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) if desired. However, this is not necessary for Tufts financial aid. Please visit Admissions for more details, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Financial Aid application process for Undocumented student applicants.