Students enrolled in the DMD, the Dental International Student Program, and accredited post-graduate programs at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine can access a wide variety of both federal and institutional financial aid. Both merit and needs-based grants are available to those students who qualify. The majority of funding available for students consists of student loans. These include both federal and institutional loans. Foreign students can apply for private education loans provided they have a qualified co-signer for the loan.
Before applying for financial assistance, students and their families are expected to maximize use of their own resources. Financial aid should supplement a family’s maximum financial effort. Students are encouraged to research outside scholarship assistance. There are several free scholarship search websites available on the internet. State and local dental societies also may provide financial assistance in the form of a scholarship, grant or low-interest loan. However, in the absence of financial assistance from the student’s own resources, qualified students can usually receive financial assistance, mostly in the form of student loans, to cover their entire cost of education to include tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses.
The links below will assist you in understanding the available financial aid programs at TUSDM, financial aid application requirements and the student loan application process. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for from one of the links below, please feel free to contact office.