Father and daughter hugging at graduation

Access to Higher Education

Tufts believes tuition should not be a barrier to education, and so strives to attract students from all socioeconomic backgrounds with generous financial aid. Because an intellectually vibrant community is inherently diverse and inclusive, the university will continue to expand scholarship resources and to give students the support they need to succeed.

  • The Center for the Humanities at Tufts received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to perform Mellon Sawyer Seminars for 2016—2017, which will focus on Comparative Global Humanities.
Ankur Sahu, E91

Half a world and more than a dozen time zones away from the Tufts campus, Ankur Sahu, E91, remains as closely connected to his alma mater as if he were just down the Mass Pike.

Debra Smith Knez and her father Richard A. Smith

Debra Smith Knez, J82, A09P, grew up in a family devoted to giving back. She watched her father, Richard A. Smith, serve on the boards of hospitals and schools, and her mother, Susan Smith, create the groundbreaking Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Anna Rodriguez, A18

For many students, the transforma­tive experiences promised by Tufts start with access. Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco—who was a financial aid student during his undergraduate career—issued a challenge in 2012.