Tuition Payment Methods

Electronic Payment by eCheck (ACH)

Tufts eBill Electronic Billing and Payment System provides for online ACH payments from both checking and savings accounts. Your eCheck must be in U.S. Dollars ($) and drawn on a United States Bank. Online ACH payments take up to three days to be posted to your student account, so online payments should be initiated at least three business days prior to the due date.

You may save bank account information securely on the Tufts eBill website. Tufts eBill also stores your online payment history for your easy reference for up to 24 months.

Payment by Check

Personal checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders should be made payable to TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE in U.S. Dollars ($) and drawn on a United States Bank. Post-dated checks will not be accepted. All checks should note the Student ID # on the memo line and be mailed with the printable payment coupon, accessed by clicking the Payment Coupon button at the bottom of your Tufts eBill statement.

Checks mailed with a payment coupon should go to our Lockbox address:

Tufts University
Health Sciences Bursar’s Office
P.O. Box 414090
Boston, MA 02241-4090

Checks mailed without a payment coupon should go to our Mailing address:

Tufts University
Health Sciences Bursar’s Office
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Please do not mail correspondence to the Lockbox address with your payment. Doing so will delay delivery. Any correspondence or notes should be mailed separately to our Mailing address.

Wire Transfers through Flywire

Tuition Payment Plan

As an alternative to, or in addition to borrowing funds, you may choose to participate in the Tuition Payment Plan administered by HigherOne(R).  It is a semester-based annual plan. Under this plan, you may budget all or a portion of your semester tuition over five monthly installments. Fall semester payments are made from May 1st through September 1st. Spring semester payments are made from October 1st through February 1st. The Tuition Payment Plan has a small enrollment fee, but no interest charges.

To enroll, visit For more information, contact Tuition Payment Plan directly by mail or phone at:

Tuition Payment Plan
c/o Sallie Mae Inc.
PO Box 813
Swansea, MA, 02777-0801
(800) 635-0120 

It is important to be aware when you contact Tuition Payment Plan that there are two Tufts University plans. All Health Sciences Schools must select Tufts University-Boston and use the Semester-based Annual Plan. This plan is only available for those Schools identified on our Health Sciences homepage.

Credit Cards

Credit Card payments are NOT accepted for the payment of academic year tuition and fees.

Returned Checks

A returned check fee of $25.00 will be assessed to your student account if a check is returned unpaid by our Bank. A second occurrence will result in a $50.00 fee. In the event of two returned checks, all future payments are required to be in the form of a money order, cashier's check, or cash. These penalties apply to any check deposited by the Bursar's Office that doesn't clear the bank, regardless of the amount or purpose of the check.