Tuition Payment Methods
Note on Posted Date: The posted date is based on when a payment was applied to the student account. Online payments through eBill are posted in real-time. Payments that are mailed, wire (Flywire), or made through the Monthly Cashnet Payment Plan may take up to a week to post. To assure these payments are reported in the current tax year, please allow for sufficient processing time. Tufts University is unable to alter or back-date posted dates.
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:
Office of the Bursar
P.O. Box 3475
Boston, MA 02241-3475
Checks mailed without a payment coupon should go to our Mailing address:
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
- International Wire Transfers: Payments wired from a non-U.S. financial institution. Get started on the payment process.
- Domestic Wire Transfers: Wire payments from a U.S. financial institution. Get started on the payment process.
Tuition Payment Plan
Tufts University has partnered with Cashnet to offer our students a payment plan option. The payment plan allows you to pay tuition in monthly installments instead of one lump sum by splitting each semester bill into five payments. You can sign up on a per semester basis or sign up for both fall and spring terms at once.
The payment plan begins before eBills are available in July for the fall term and in November for the spring term. This means you will have to sign up using an estimate and may have to revise your plan once eBills are available. Students may refer to their program's website for tuition and fees information.
The payment plan is interest-free, but Cashnet charges a small application fee. The first monthly installment for the academic year, and for fall semester-only plans, is July 15. Spring semester-only plan begins December 15. The deadline to sign up for the payment plan for the fall term is August 15. The deadline for the spring term is January 1. You may only use checking or savings account to pay each installment. Prior monthly payments are due in full when enrolling after the start dates of each plan.
To enroll, visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashneti/paymentportal/login.aspx
Credit Card payments are NOT accepted for the payment of academic year tuition and fees.
A returned check fee of $25.00 will be assessed to your student account if a check is returned unpaid by our Bank. 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.