The deadlines required documents and submission instructions for prospective Tufts students can be found here. Please select the appropriate page 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).

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.

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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

Deadline Document More Information
November 15 2023-2024 FAFSA About FAFSA
  2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile
December 1 Parent and Student 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns About IDOC
  2021 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable) About IDOC
  CSS Profile for Noncustodial Parent About Noncustodial Parent Requirement

Early Decision II Applicants

Deadline Document More Information
January 16 2023-2024 FAFSA About FAFSA
  2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile
February 1 Parent and Student 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns About IDOC
  2021 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable) About IDOC
  CSS Profile for Noncustodial Parent About Noncustodial Parent  Requirement

Regular Decision Applicants

Deadline Document More Information
February 1 2023-2024 FAFSA About FAFSA
  2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile
February 15 2021 Parent and Student Federal Income Tax Returns About IDOC
  2021 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable) About IDOC
  CSS Profile for Noncustodial Parent About 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.

Deadline Document More Information
April 3 2023-2024 FAFSA About FAFSA*
  2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile
April 17

2021 Parent and Student Federal Income Tax Returns

2021 Federal Business Tax Returns (if applicable)

CSS Profile for Noncustodial Parent

About IDOC

About IDOC

About 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

Deadline Document More Information
November 15 2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile*
December 1 Copies of 2021 foreign tax returns, translated into English and converted to US dollars About IDOC*

Early Decision II Applicants

Deadline Document More Information
January 16 2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile*
February 1 Copies of 2021 foreign tax returns, translated into English and converted to US dollars About IDOC*

Regular Decision Applicants

Deadline Document More Information
February 1 2023-2024 CSS Profile About CSS Profile*
February 15 Copies of 2021 foreign tax returns, translated into English and converted to US dollars About IDOC*

*If your family is unable to complete 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

Deadline Document More Information
April 15 (for fall)
November 1 (for spring)
FAFSA About FAFSA
  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 studentservices@tufts.edu.