Financial Aid Application Forms and Cost of Attendance for D.M.D. and D.I.S. Programs
Application Information and Forms
The Financial Aid Office provides all students with financial aid application packet on an annual basis. Packets are distributed shortly after January 1st each year and include complete instructions on applying for financial aid for the upcoming academic year. Paper documents are available to download in the menus below.
As a graduate/professional student, you are considered “independent” when applying for most federal student financial aid programs. However, some federal and institutional financial aid programs require the student to submit parental financial information as part of the student’s financial aid application requirements. Students are not required to submit parental financial information if they do not intend to apply for financial aid programs which require submission of such information.
Financial aid application procedures are outlined in the Financial Aid Manual which is included in financial aid application packets. All financial aid applicants must read the manual prior to the completion of any application forms. Applicants can refer to the Financial Aid Application Checklist for a summary of the required forms as well.
Application Materials 2019-2020:
- Tufts Application for Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Manual
- Financial Aid Application Checklist
- Financial Aid Application Helpful Hints
- Supplemental Financial Aid Application
- Parent Tax Return Reminder/Non-Tax Filing Statement
- Student Non-Tax Filing Statement
- Non-Custodial Parent Statement
- Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Form
- FAFSA on the Web
- Laptop Reimbursement Request
Cost of Attendance
A student’s cost of education is made up of both billed costs (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (living expenses, books, and supplies). Students may receive financial aid up to (but not exceeding) their total cost of education each academic year.
The living expense allowance portion of a student’s cost of education is determined based on a survey of currently enrolled students and the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics cost of living averages for the Boston metropolitan area. Currently, the living expense allowance is $2,300 per month for students living in an off-campus apartment or home and $1,100 per month for students living with parents or relatives. A more detailed breakdown of the components is available in the Student Loan Handbook. Information on housing options in the Boston area is available here as well as on the Tufts University Off-Campus Housing website.