Financing Your Medical Education
The admissions process at Tufts School of Medicine is need-blind, as an applicant’s financial circumstances are not considered in the selection process. Financial Aid forms become available in December of each year, but the FAFSA may be submitted any time after October 1st. Please note that effective 2018-19, the FAFSA will require prior-prior year taxes (2016), in place of the prior year as it’s been in previous years. If you have interviewed with us prior to January, we will email you the information on the application process including all forms. Starting in January and beyond, the Office of Financial Aid will share information with applicants on how to apply during their interview session.
Interviewed applicants do not need to be admitted to the School of Medicine in order to submit financial aid applications. The Office of Financial Aid strongly encourages all interviewed applicants to submit complete financial aid applications as soon as possible. This is particularly true for applicants who have interviewed with us and remain in Active Wait List status. Students in this group may be admitted at any time and required to respond quickly. If your complete financial aid application is already on file in the Office of Financial Aid, the staff is able to generate an award in a timely manner so that you can make your decision.
Financial Aid Awards for Accepted Applicants
The Admissions Office notifies the Office of Financial Aid when an applicant has been admitted to the School of Medicine. If the applicant has submitted a complete financial aid application, the Office of Financial Aid staff generates a financial aid award letter as soon as possible.
All applicants admitted prior to March who have submitted complete financial aid applications should expect to receive an award letter in April.
Applicants admitted during and after the month of April will be packaged as soon as possible after their admission. The Office of Financial Aid staff will award a newly admitted applicant quickly, but they must have the applicant’s complete financial aid application on file to do so. All applicants are held to the priority deadline regardless of when they interviewed at the School of Medicine. For more financial aid information, visit the Financial Aid homepage.