Financial aid for all Cummings School graduate programs is administered through the Financial Aid Office. For questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
For information about Financial Aid in the PhD program, please contact the office directly.
Graduate students may be eligible to borrow federal student loans and non-federal education loans to help finance the cost of education. Graduate students may also receive consideration for federal work study. Also, see below for information on deferment of prior student loans and other financial aid resources.
The graduate program financial aid application packet includes detailed application instructions and how to determine financial aid eligibility. Graduates may also be eligible for the Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
Cummings School participates in the Federal Direct Lending Program, which includes:
The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. More detailed information can be found on the Federal Direct Student Loans as Financial Aid page.
The Federal Work Study Program provides federal funds to support employment opportunities for students in need of financial aid. The Federal Work Study program offers funding for on campus employment. These funds may be used to assist in paying educational expenses. Federal Work Study is a need-based program. The administration of this program is in accordance with the guidelines established by the US Department of Education. Consideration for this program is made through submission of the FAFSA and is contingent upon available funds. For financial aid application information, visit: http://vet.tufts.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.
Tufts University provides information regarding student enrollment status to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse, which then provides information to lenders. Federal regulations require that students be enrolled half time or full time to receive and defer student loans. Information is transmitted bi-monthly to the Clearinghouse. The Cummings School graduate programs are considered full-time programs.
Students are encouraged to seek scholarship assistance from private sources.
Private scholarships may be offered by community organizations and are often announced in hometown newspapers. Scholarships may also be offered by professional associations, religious groups, employers and businesses.
You should never provide personal, protected data when completing a scholarship profile. You should not be required to pay a fee when applying for a scholarship or conducting a search. Avoid using any service for which a fee is charged. Some good scholarship search and information sites are: