Understanding Your Award Letter: Undergraduate Students

These are resources to help undergraduate students understand their Tufts financial aid award letter. The award letter is the official notification from Tufts Financial Aid that provides three important pieces of information: The Cost of Attendance, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the Financial Need/Aid Eligibility. Cost of Attendance minus Expected Family Contribution equals Financial Need/Aid Eligibility.

It is important to note that the financial aid award letter is not a bill, and your EFC is not necessarily what you and your family will pay directly to Tufts. You will be billed each semester through eBill. However, you can use the award information on your letter to estimate your bill.