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This page contains data about undergraduate recipients of financial aid.

More information regarding student financial aid may be found in the Tufts University Fact Book and on College Navigator.


First-time, full-time students receiving any aid1

The following table contains information on the proportion of students receiving any financial aid, during the academic year shown. Aid types covered include federal, state, local, and institutional grants; loans to students; and any other type of financial assistance the institution knows of that is provided publicly or through the institution (such as work study funds).

Academic Year 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17
% of first-time, full-time undergraduates
receiving any financial assistance
44 46 50 43 45

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Grant aid awarded to first-time, full-time undergraduates2

The following table contains information on the average amount of grant/scholarship aid (from the federal government, state/local government, and/or Tufts) that was awarded to first-time, full-time undergraduate students who entered Tufts in the academic year shown, as well as the number and proportion of these students receiving grant/scholarship aid.

Academic Year 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17
Average grant/scholarship aid per student $31,658 $34,897 $36,384 $37,747 $38,605
Number of students receiving grant/scholarship aid 478 492 558 494 539
Percent receiving grant/scholarship aid 37 38 41 36 39

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Grant aid awarded to all undergraduate students3

The following table contains information on the average amount of grant/scholarship aid (from the federal government, state/local government, and/or Tufts) that was awarded to all undergraduate students during the academic year shown, as well as the number and proportion of these students receiving grant/scholarship aid.  Information on the number of students receiving Pell Grants and their average amounts can be found here.

Academic Year 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17
Average grant/scholarship aid per student $29,766 $32,054 $34,331 $36,578 $38,376
Number of students receiving grant/scholarship aid 2,180 2,169 2,209 2,136 2,237
Percent receiving grant/scholarship aid 41 42 43 40 41

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Federal Student Loans, all undergraduate students4

The following table contains information on the average amount of federal student loans provided to all undergraduate students during the academic year shown, and the number and proportion of students receiving federal student loans.

Academic Year 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17
Average federal student loan aid per student $5,472 $5,484 $5,495 $5,490 $5,492 $5,424
Number of students receiving federal loans 1,624 1,582 1,495 1,440 1,310 1,364
Percent receiving federal loans 31 30 29 28 25 25

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Default Rates5

The following table contains information on Tufts University’s cohort default rate (3-year), by fiscal year.

Fiscal Year FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Cohort Default Rate 2.3% 1.5% 0.9% 1.2% 1.6%
Number in Default 36 25 16 21 28
Number in Repayment 1,522 1,649 1,635 1,749 1,712

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1. Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey. See College Navigator for more information.
2. Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey. See College Navigator for more information.
3. Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey. See College Navigator for more information.
4. Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey. See College Navigator for more information.
5. Source: Tufts’ profile on the Official Cohort Default Rate Website. See College Navigator or the Official Cohort Default Rate Website for more information.