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Tufts Tuition & Cost Guide


Cost to Attend

Sticker Price
$68,190
Costs for Tufts University
Fee Cost
Tuition$51,304
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,126
Room and Board $13,556
Other Expenses Budget$1,404

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Tufts University on a full time basis for 2016/2017 is $68,190 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $51,304 for tuition, $13,556 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $1,126 for other fees.

Net Price

Average Net Price '14/'15
$26,103
Net Price by Income Tufts University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,574
$30,001 to $48,000$8,716
$48,001 to $75,000$17,578
$75,001 to $110,000$24,260
$110,000+$45,217

The average reported annual net price for Tufts University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $26,103 in 2014/2015.

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Tufts University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $34,897 38%
Pell Grant $4,373 11%
Federal Student Loan $4,302 25%

The average reported annual net price for Tufts University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $26,103 in 2014/2015.

Scholarships to Study in the U.S.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Tufts University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $105,096. The loan balance of $105,096 is a four year multiple of the $26,274 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,097 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $105,096
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,097.32
Total Interest Paid $26,582.66
Sum of All Loan Payments $131,678.66

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$272,760
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $68,190 $71,212 $74,368 $77,664

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Tufts University to be $272,760 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Tufts University
Price Per Credit 4 Credit Class 3 Credit Class
All Residents $1,603 $4,809 $6,412

Estimated cost for a class at Tufts University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Tufts University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Tufts University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168148 IPEDS survey data for Tufts University.

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