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Tuition and Fees

Estimated vs. Approved Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees are set annually by each School within Tufts and are approved by the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Tuition and Fees for an upcoming academic year are usually determined by April 1st. However, they are always considered to be “estimated” until they are actually “Board approved“. Board of Trustee approval usually happens in the month of May preceding the start of the upcoming academic year.

The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change the tuition or to establish additional fees or charges for special features or services whenever, in their opinion, such action is deemed advisable.

If you are trying to estimate Tuition and Fees for an upcoming year, prior to receiving your bill, please contact your bursar's office directly for assistance.

Mandatory Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are considered mandatory with the exception of the Tufts sponsored health insurance, Harvard Pilgrim-United Health Care Student Resources (HP-UHCSR), which is waivable under specific Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations. Waiver forms are included with your July Tuition Bill. Your electronic Tufts eBill will have a link directly to both HP-UHCSR enrollment and waiver forms. If you are waiving HP-UHCSR health insurance, a new waiver needs to be completed at the start of each academic year. For more specific questions regarding waiving or enrolling in HP-UHCSR health insurance, please contact the Student Advisory and Health Administration Office (SAHA) at (617) 636-2700.