Tuition & Financial Aid
The program fee from May 2020 through April 2021 is $38,000. (Each April, the program fee is subject to increase) This is a one-time program fee, not a per academic year fee. If a student starts the program at any time during this period, they will pay $38,000 for their program, regardless of how long they are enrolled in the program. This program fee will be billed in two installments. One installment (for half of the tuition) will be billed and due before a student begins the program. The second (and final) installment will be billed in the subsequent term of that student's academic year.
The program fee covers ten courses including the eight science courses, with their related laboratories, that most health professions graduate programs require. Most commonly, these eight courses are 2 semesters each of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with laboratory, one semester of Organic Chemistry with laboratory, and one semester of Biochemistry. A student who has completed a required lab science or two prior to matriculating at Tufts may opt to take other courses (up to the ten lab sciences covered by the program fee), in consultation with the program advisor. Advising, tutoring, workshops, speakers, and support from the Health Professions Recommendation Committee in the form of a composite letter are all included in the program tuition fee.
For purposes of Federal financial aid eligibility, Postbac Premed students are considered enrolled in "preparatory coursework to enroll in a graduate program."
- Dependent students may borrow a total of $7,500 (subsidized and/or unsubsidized) through the Federal Direct Loan Program.
- Independent students are eligible to borrow a total of $12,500 through the Federal Direct Loan Program.
Postbac Premed students can only receive a Direct Loan for a two-semester period (one year) per Federal regulations. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (2 courses per semester minimum). Postbac students and applicants who wish to apply for a Direct Loan should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once matriculating into the program, Postbac students work with the liaison to the program in the Financial Aid Office. See our financial aid fact sheet for more information about financing your education at Tufts.