Information for U.S. Military Veterans
Tufts University is committed to supporting military veterans and their dependents who are pursuing a career in a health profession.
Tufts University is committed to supporting military veterans and their dependents who are pursuing a career in a health profession. Military service can serve as a distinguishing feature on both graduate health school applications and during interviews for those schools. Like many academic institutions, we are familiar with Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. To underscore its commitment to supporting the academic pursuits of veterans and their dependents, Tufts University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
However, there are a few circumstances to consider to maximize your benefits:
As stated on the Tuition and Financial Aid page, tuition for this program is billed differently than most undergrad courses. The program fee from May 2019 through April 2020 will be $36,600. (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 $36,600 for their program, regardless of how long they are enrolled in the program. Our 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 Post- 9/11 GI Bill payment schedule operates on an academic year that runs from August 1st of one year through July 31st of the next. Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the current maximum payment rate for Tufts during the 2019-2020 Academic year is $24,476.79.
To have the GI Bill cover your full tuition, we would recommend that an applicant apply in the spring for matriculation in the summer sessions (mid-May). The first installment of tuition (approx. $18,300) would be due prior to the start of classes and would be considered part of the August 2019-July 2020 Academic year. The fall semester begins in early September, so the second installment would then be considered part of the next academic year (2020-2021). This is the only timeline in which GI Bill benefits would cover the full cost of the program. If an applicant decides to enroll and begin in the fall or spring semesters, they will hit the cap of $24,476.79 for the academic year. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides a supplement of $5,000 dollars, so the student would be responsible for the balance.