Domestic First-Year Applicants: Prospective Undergraduate Students

Below are the deadlines, required documents, and submission instructions for prospective domestic undergraduate 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 documents submitted to IDOC for your own records. We do not accept documents via email. Please select the appropriate tab to view the application details.

Undocumented Student Applicants (with or without DACA status)

Undocumented student applicants (with or without DACA status) should follow the same financial aid application procedures based on whether they plan to apply Early or Regular Decision. 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.

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