The financial aid office awards institutional and federal student loans in accordance with eligibility requirements and availability of funding.

Students are responsible for completing all required paperwork with lenders to ensure the disbursement of loan proceeds to their student accounts.

Tufts University participates in the William D. Ford Direct Lending program. Students may complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note . Federal student loan borrowers must also ensure that they complete mandatory loan entrance interview counseling prior to their loan disbursements. Students may satisfy this requirement by going to Counseling Sessions and completing this session on-line at their convenience. From the main page, students should choose the Entrance Counseling option and from there select the Graduate Student option.

Students who are graduating, taking a Leave of Absence, withdrawing, or who will drop to less-than half-time enrollment must also complete Federal Student Loan Exit Counseling at Choose Exit Counseling from the top menu and proceed following the instructions provided. Results will be sent to TUSM automatically.