Adult Learner (REAL) Applicants: Prospective Undergraduate Students

Below are the deadlines, required documents, and submission instructions for prospective domestic Resumed Education for Adult Learners (R.E.A.L.) students applying for financial aid.

Please log in to your Admissions account to view your personalized list of required documents and track the items that have been received (applicants with a social security number can also submit it through their account).

Please note: If you apply to Tufts and do not apply for financial aid along with admission, you are not eligible for institutional aid in subsequent years. If your family experiences an unanticipated change in financial circumstances, you may submit an aid application for review. In some cases, limited funds may be available.

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

Entering REAL Students

More Information
April 15 (for fall)
November 1 (for spring)
  Federal Income Tax Returns **Mail to Tufts**
(Yours and your spouse's, if married)
About Income Tax Returns
  REAL Application **Mail to Tufts**  


**Mail Federal Tax Returns and REAL Application to:**

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

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process or procedures, please contact Student Services by phone at 617-627-2000 or send an email to