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Tuition Remission

Discover new worlds and new perspectives. Tufts encourages eligible employees, their spouse or qualified domestic partner (QDP) 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

Who is Eligible?

You may be eligible for tuition remission if you've been continuously employed as a benefits-eligible employee for at least three months on the first day of the semester. Contact Tufts Support Services (TSS) by email or call 617-627-7000 to find out if you qualify.

Please refer to the Tuition Remission Program Guidelines for eligibility requirements for spouses, qualified domestic partners and eligible dependent children.

How to Sign Up

Before taking classes under the Tuition Remission Policy, you must:

  • Complete the Tuition Remission Benefit Application Form.
  • 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 form for the registration process for each school.
  • Tax Exclusion Form (employee job-related courses) - Email completed form to TSS@tufts.edu

Non-Matriculated Students

  • For fall and spring semesters, you must submit a Tuition Remission Application by the end of the first week of classes.
  • For summer semester, you must submit a Tuition Remission Application before the first class.

Matriculated Students

  • For fall and spring semesters, you must submit a Tuition Remission Application by the due date of the bill.
  • For summer semester, you must submit a Tuition Remission Application before the first class.

Non-Degree Students

You must get the instructor's approval on the first day of class before submitting your Tuition Remission Benefit Application Form. The instructor must certify that you have been accepted into the course and that there is space for you.

  • Non-degree students may pre-register for summer semester courses only.
  • Your dependent children can take up to two courses during the summer semester unless they have been formally admitted to Tufts.
  • For questions about registration and tuition contact Student Services by email at: TuitionRemissionApplication@tufts.edu or call 617-627-2000.

Taxes

If you take courses related to your job at the university, you may not have to pay taxes on the tuition. You will have to pay taxes for any course taken by your spouse, QDP or dependent child.

For job-related courses to qualify for a tax exclusion, submit a completed Tuition Remission Tax Exclusion Form and submit via Email to TSS@tufts.edu.

Please see the Taxation Guidelines for more information about Federal and State taxes that affect this benefit. Contact Tufts Support Services (TSS) by email or call 617-627-7000 if you have questions about this benefit and associated taxes.