Tuition and Financial Aid

Graduate education is an investment in your future, and it’s important that you have the resources to explore your options and support throughout the process.

Tuition and Fees

The current tuition rate is $1,200 per credit for the 2019–2020 academic year. The total tuition for the program is approximately $39,600 at the current tuition rate. Please note that tuition is subject to change and moderate increases are to be expected each academic year.

In addition to tuition costs, students will be charged a $200 fee each for the two immersion experiences.

In addition to tuition costs, you are responsible for covering transportation to and from the two on-campus immersions, lodging, meals, and local transportation while in attendance. You are also responsible for the costs of your textbooks and other course materials.

Admitted candidates must pay a nonrefundable $300 enrollment deposit.

Financial Aid

When you are planning how to fund your master’s degree, consider the available options including scholarships, employer support, military education benefits, and student loans.

It is recommended that you apply for financial aid while applying for admission to allow adequate time for the Office of Financial Aid to process your application. You should not wait for an acceptance letter to apply for aid.

Employer Support

Earning your degree online while working allows you to apply what you are learning in real time. As a result, many employers are open to supporting continuing education.

As you research how to fund your master’s degree, we recommend you speak to your employer to see if they offer tuition support programs. You can reach out to your human resources department or manager to start the process. An admissions counselor can also advise you on the most effective ways to approach this conversation.

Federal Loans

US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal student aid programs through the US Department of Education (ED), including:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Most graduate-level students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year with the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Learn more about graduate annual loan limits.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans: The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan requires credit check approval. If approved, you can borrow up to the cost of attendance as determined by the school. Learn more about PLUS Loans.

To apply for federal loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using your FSA ID. Add the Tufts University school code: 002219. Visit the Federal Student Aid Web site for more information.

Private Loans

Several banks and private lenders offer education loans for financing graduate school education. Detailed information on alternative private loans can be found on the Tufts University Student Financial Services Web pages.

For more information, you can contact the Tufts Office of Student Financial Services at Phone Number: +1-617-627-2000 or by email at

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