Tuition & Financial Aid

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The program fee from September 2023 through August 2025 is $42,303 and each April, the program fee is subject to increase. This is a one-time program fee, not a per academic year fee. 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 next semester of that student's academic year.

What's Included?

The program fee covers a maximum ten courses including the eight science courses, with their related laboratories, that most health professions graduate programs require. 

All these courses must be taken for letter grades. Almost all schools require laboratory participation for all of these science courses, except biochemistry. It is assumed, and usually required, that you take the lab concurrently with the lecture.

Most commonly, these eight courses* include: 

  • 2 semesters of Biology, with lab
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry, with lab
  • 2 semesters of Physics, with lab
  • 1 semester of Organic Chemistry, with lab
  • 1 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 Health Professions Advising in the form of a committee letter are all included in the program tuition fee.

*To complete the Tufts Postbac Premed Program, students must complete a minimum of eight courses in the program.


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.