The deadlines required documents and submission instructions for prospective Tufts students can be found here. Please select the appropriate section to view the application details.

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).

 

Apply For Aid: 2024-2025 Overview

Please Note: If you apply to Tufts and do not apply for financial aid, you will not be 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.

Students who were admitted to Tufts and deferred their start to take a gap year should follow the instructions for a Regular Decision applicant when they apply for aid for their first year.

Financial aid documents submitted to Tufts are uploaded to our systems about three business days after Tufts receives your Common Application. We are unable to see submitted documents until the Common Application is received.

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.

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.

Early Decision I Applicants

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
January 152024-2025 FAFSAAbout FAFSA - available December 31, 2023
November 152024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile
December 1Parent and Student 2022 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2sAbout IDOC
December 12022 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable)About IDOC
November 15CSS Profile for Noncustodial ParentAbout Noncustodial Parent Requirement

Early Decision II Applicants

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
January 152024-2025 FAFSAAbout FAFSA - available December 31, 2023
January 152024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile
February 1Parent and Student 2022 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2sAbout IDOC
February 12022 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable)About IDOC
January 15CSS Profile for Noncustodial ParentAbout Noncustodial Parent  Requirement

Regular Decision Applicants

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
February 12024-2025 FAFSAAbout FAFSA - available December 31, 2023
February 12024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile
February 152022 Parent and Student Federal Income Tax Returns ad W-2sAbout IDOC
February 152022 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable)About IDOC
February 1CSS Profile for Noncustodial ParentAbout Noncustodial Parent Requirement

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 studentservices@tufts.edu.

Domestic Transfer Applicants: Prospective Undergraduate Students

 

Below are the deadlines, required documents, and submission instructions for prospective domestic undergraduate transfer applicants applying for financial aid.

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.

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
April 32024-2025 FAFSAAbout FAFSA* - available December 31, 2023
April 32024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile
April 172022 Parent and Student Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2sAbout IDOC
April 172022 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable)About IDOC
April 3CSS Profile for Noncustodial ParentAbout Noncustodial Parent Requirement

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

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 studentservices@tufts.edu.

International Applicants: Prospective Undergraduate Students

 

Below are the deadlines, required documents, and submission instructions for prospective international 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.

In light of Tufts' commitment to maintain an international community, the University makes available a small amount of funding for talented international students. Because of the limited financial aid funding available, Tufts can offer admission to only a very small number of International applicants each year.

Because aid funding is very limited, families who have the ability to fund the entire educational expenses should not apply for financial aid. Competition among this segment of the applicant pool is keen. International financial aid is based on need. Awards will consist of grants and possible eligibility for an on-campus job.

If you are an International student enrolling at Tufts without financial aid as a first-year student, you are not normally eligible for aid in subsequent years at Tufts. An exception may be made if you have completed at least two years at Tufts and your family experiences an unanticipated change in financial circumstances. In these cases, limited funds may be available, and you may apply for an emergency grant or loans. You can find other information on the International Center website.

Early Decision I Applicants

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
November 152024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile*
December 12022 foreign tax returns, translated into English and converted to US dollarsAbout IDOC*

Early Decision II Applicants

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
January 152024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile*
February 12022 foreign tax returns, translated into English and converted to US dollarsAbout IDOC*

Regular Decision Applicants

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
February 12024-2025 CSS ProfileAbout CSS Profile*
February 152022 foreign tax returns, translated into English and converted to US dollarsAbout IDOC*

*If the College Board does not allow you to submit the CSS Profile online, you may fill out and upload the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA), and also upload your family tax and income documentation, by logging in to your Admissions account.

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 studentservices@tufts.edu.

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.

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

DeadlineDocumentMore Information
April 15 (for fall)
November 1 (for spring)
FAFSAAbout FAFSA - available December 31, 2023
April 15 (for fall)
November 1 (for spring)
Student (and Spouse, if married) Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2s**About Income Tax Returns
April 15 (for fall)
November 1 (for spring)
REAL Application**Available January 2024

**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 studentservices@tufts.edu.