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.
Scholarship Recipients
All across Tufts, more than 2,000 scholarships have a profound impact on the lives of students. Three students give a shout-out to why they’re grateful for that critical support.
Sara Arman and Janicy Canales
A couple who cares deeply about aspiring students at Chelsea High School has made those dreams come true for more than a decade. Now they’ve endowed the scholarship by creating a $2 million scholarship fund.
Gerald Gaughan and Joyce Sackey
Cardiologist Gerard L. Gaughan, M71, has created the Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan, Ed.D. Student Success Fund in honor of his late wife, a gift that reflects a shared commitment to diversity.