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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 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
% of first-time, full-time undergraduates
receiving any financial assistance
50 43 45 45 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 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Average grant/scholarship aid per student $36,384 $37,747 $38,605 $43,744 $47,191
Number of students receiving grant/scholarship aid 558 494 539 517 576
Percent receiving grant/scholarship aid 41 36 39 37 37

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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 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Average grant/scholarship aid per student $34,331 $36,578 $38,376 $39,546 $42,924
Number of students receiving grant/scholarship aid 2,209 2,136 2,237 2,321 2,321
Percent receiving grant/scholarship aid 43 40 41 42 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 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Average federal student loan aid per student $5,490 $5,492 $5,424 $5,269 $4,924
Number of students receiving federal loans 1,440 1,310 1,364 1,263 1,211
Percent receiving federal loans 28 25 25 23 21

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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 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Cohort Default Rate 1.5% 0.9% 1.2% 1.6% 1.5%
Number in Default 25 16 21 29 25
Number in Repayment 1,649 1,635 1,749 1,712 1,665

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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.