Learn More About Housing Rates

On-Campus Housing Options Beginning Fall 2020

A new system of housing rate tiers for on-campus housing was implemented in 2019-2020 academic year. The tiers are designed to reflect variations in room configuration, kitchen access, and amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of on-campus housing compared to being off campus? Could higher pricing affect efforts to bring students back to campus?

In response to student and community feedback, the University is continuing to expand housing options to give more students the opportunity to live on campus. The prices of housing options in the new tiered structure, which include utilities and amenities such as water, electricity, and cable, as well as other support generally unavailable in off-campus options, are competitive with the off-campus housing market. Also, on-campus housing agreements are for the academic year while off-campus leases are predominantly for 12 months.

Can a person on financial aid apply for any of the options? If they are approved for a top tier option, will their out-of-pocket costs go up or will Tufts’ financial aid account for the difference?

As part of Tufts’ continued commitment to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted and returning students, the cost of each housing tier will be factored in when determining students’ financial aid awards. Awards will be adjusted as necessary to meet the full demonstrated financial need of each admitted and returning student.

For more information about how the tiered housing system impacts financial aid, visit the Financial Aid website.

Please note that the cost of housing is only one small factor in determining financial aid awards each year. Changes in family income and assets, family size, and number in college are also key factors. Aid awards vary from year to year based on all of these factors.

How is Tufts working to ensure that all students can select spaces under this new tiered housing system? Will this system divide students in on-campus housing based on their ability to pay?

Tufts has committed to supporting all students’ access to each tier of on-campus housing. Financial aid awards will be adjusted to support the full demonstrated financial need of each admitted and returning student, regardless of the type of housing they select. This means that all students who receive financial aid will be able to participate in the housing selection process knowing that their aid will match their need, regardless of the price of their preferred on-campus accommodation. While Tufts looked to peer institutions while developing the new pricing system, the University’s commitment to adjusting financial aid in this way sets us apart and is specifically designed to maintain our commitment to meaningful inclusion and access to Tufts experiences for students of all financial circumstances.

Beginning in Fall 2020, the tiers for on-campus housing will be as follows. (Please note that many buildings are part of multiple housing tiers, and that all rates are for the academic year.) The rates below are subject to change and are not finalized yet. 

Undergraduate Housing Rates (ESTIMATED)

Tier
Cost per Academic Year
Buildings
Traditional Triple/Quad $8,516 1023, 1025, 1047 Beacon Street
Lewis Hall
West Hall
Bush Hall
Hill Hall
Hodgdon Hall
Metcalf Hall
Richardson House
Wilson House
Carmichael Hall
Carpenter House
Traditional Double $8,516 1023, 1025, 1047 Beacon Street
Bush Hall
Carmichael Hall
Carpenter House
Harleston Hall
Haskell Hall
Hill Hall
Hodgdon Hall
Houston Hall
Lewis Hall
Metcalf Hall
Miller Hall
Richardson House
Stratton Hall
Tilton Hall
West Hall
Wilson House
Wren Hall
Traditional Single (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors) $9,502 Haskell Hall
Lewis Hall
Wren Hall
Harleston Hall
First-Year Single $8,516 1023, 1025, 1047 Beacon Street
Bush Hall
Carmichael Hall
Carpenter House
Harleston Hall
Hill Hall
Hodgdon Hall
Metcalf Hall
Richardson House
Tilton Hall
Wilson House
Wood Frame/Greek Double/Triple (no kitchen) $8,516 Arts Haus
Capen House
Chandler House
Davies House

Japanese House
Jewish Culture House
Milne House
Rainbow House
Schmalz House
Muslim Culture House
Chinese Culture House
Wood Frame/Greek Single (no kitchen) $9,502 Arts Haus
Capen House
Chandler House
Davies House
Japanese House
Jewish Culture House
Milne House
Rainbow House
Schmalz House
Muslim Culture House
Chinese Culture House
Wood Frame/Greek Double/Triple (kitchen) $9,138 32 Dearborn
25 Whitfield
Alpha Phi
Anthony House
Chi Omega
Kappa Alpha Theta
Pi Rho Omega
Russian House
Theta Chi
Wood Frame/Greek Single (kitchen) $10,122 32 Dearborn
25 Whitfield
Alpha Phi
Anthony House
Chi Omega
Kappa Alpha Theta

Pi Rho Omega
Russian House
German House
Theta Chi
ZBT
Standard Apartment Double/Triple (no kitchen) $8,712 Hillside Apartments
Latin Way
*8- and 10-Person Apartments
Standard Apartment Single (no kitchen) $9,718 Hillside Apartments
Latin Way
*8- and 10-Person Apartments
Standard Apartment Double (kitchen) $9,334 Hillside Apartments
Latin Way
*4- and 6-Person Apartments
Standard Apartment Single (kitchen) $10,340 9-11 Sunset
10 Winthrop St.
Hillside Apartments
Latin Way
*3-6-Person Apartments
Premium Apartment Single (kitchen) $10,586 Sophia Gordon
CoHo Apartment Single (kitchen) $10,586 CoHo Wood Frame Houses

 

Graduate Housing Rates

Available spaces in McCollester House, Tousey House, 122 Powder House Blvd, 126 Powder House Blvd, 159 College Ave, and 11 Teele Ave.

The below academic year rates include a $3,000 commitment fee per semester. Cancellation of campus housing after it has been assigned will result in forfeiture of the $3,000 commitment fee.

Tier
Cost Per Academic Year
Small $9,534
Standard $10,146
Premium $11,820

 

For questions related to the new housing tiers or other aspects of residential life at Tufts, please email residentiallife@tufts.edu.