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.

  • Starting in the fall of 2019, scholars from around the world will explore past and present meanings of family and kinship in a year-long seminar led by Tufts University and supported by the Mellon Foundation through its Sawyer Seminar program.
Professor Jayanthi Mistry stands in a hallway with students in the background.
In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Jayanthi Mistry strives to deepen her students’ understanding of the “multiple and diverse realities of the human experience.”
Sambul for IRA Story
IRA Charitable Distributions are a “fantastic and easy way to make a tax efficient gift” to support wide-ranging university priorities.
Roger Gu sits by a piano
Roger Gu says he spends too much time in the Granoff Music Practice Rooms. With recent piano upgrades, the rooms are especially tempting. Whether practicing piano on his own or playing clarinet in Wind Ensemble, Roger finds that through music he can relax and forget everything else. What else, exactly? Roger is pre-med and a member of the varsity swim team.