Discover new worlds and new perspectives. Tufts encourages eligible employees, their spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents to take advantage of the Tufts University Tuition Remission Program. You can use this program to further your career, pursue a degree or certificate program, or simply take a course you've always wanted to take at Tufts.
Relevant Forms and Documents
- Tuition Remission Application
Email completed form to TuitionRemissionApplication@tufts.edu
- Tax Exclusion Form (employee - graduate level, job-related courses)
Email completed form to TSS@tufts.edu
- Tuition Remission Program Guidelines
- Tuition Program Taxation Guidelines
Who is Eligible?
You may be eligible for tuition remission if you have been continuously employed as a benefits-eligible employee for at least three months on the first day of the semester. Eligibility requirements for spouses, domestic partners and eligible dependent children are outlined in the Tuition Remission Plan Guide above.
How to Sign Up
Course offerings can be found on the Tufts Student Information System.
- Complete the Tuition Remission Application. Email the completed form, with required signatures, to Student Services at TuitionRemissionApplication@tufts.edu.
- In some cases, other steps are required to register for a course. Please see the Tuition Remission Application Form for detailed registration procedures by school.
- For registration, tuition, or billing questions contact Student Services at TuitionRemissionApplication@tufts.edu.
Please see the Tuition Program Taxation Guidelines for information about federal and state taxes that affect this benefit.
- Employees: Undergraduate courses for employees are excluded from taxation. Graduate courses for employees are excluded from taxation if the course is considered job related to your current position. Non-job-related graduate courses for employees are excluded from taxation up to $5,250.00 per calendar year. Please note: A course or degree program that helps to prepare you for a future job at Tufts or elsewhere does not qualify as job-related.
- Spouses: Undergraduate courses for spouses are excluded from taxation. Graduate courses for spouses are taxable to the employee.
- Domestic Partners: All undergraduate and graduate courses for domestic partners are 100% taxable to the employee.
- Dependent Children: Undergraduate courses for dependent children of benefits-eligible employees (and their spouses dependent children) are excluded from taxes. Undergraduate courses for dependent children of domestic partners are federal and state taxable to the employee. Dependent children are not eligible to enroll in graduate-level courses under the tuition remission program.