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The below tuition rates and policies are for students registering through the Courses at Tufts platform during the Academic Year, either as a non-matriculated student or as a Tufts student registering for courses and programs outside of their degree program.

  • If you are a Tufts student trying to register for a course that applies to your degree program, please register as you normally would through SIS.
  • If you are a high school student looking to register for these courses, please register through Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers.
Tuition: For-Credit Courses (Academic Year)

Registration Fee: $65 per term, non-refundable

Course Tuition – For Credit: tuition is charged on a per-credit basis for most courses. Each course listing will indicate the total cost of that course. The per-credit rate typically ranges from $250-$1,900 depending on the field of study and the level of credit desired (Graduate or Undergraduate). Please note that this is real University credit and, in many cases, may be able to be applied to a Degree or Certificate program at Tufts University (pending admission to the degree program).

Course Tuition – Audit: tuition is charged on a per course basis. Each course listing will indicate whether the course is open for audit and what the audit rate is. The audit rate typically ranges from $995-$1,300 per course depending on the field of study. Please note that when you audit a course, you do not receive course credit, though the course will still appear on your transcript.

Tuition: Workshops

Workshops are academic programs that are not offered for credit, including those offered by the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts (SMFA) Continuing Education. Tuition and Fees for any students participating in these programs can be found in this section. Courses are clearly identified as Workshops in the course list. Without this designation, courses are covered by one of the above policies.

Registration Fee: $65 per term, non-refundable

SMFA Workshop Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019-2020 Rates

Course Hours Tuition
40-49 Hours $995
30-39 Hours $795
20-29 Hours $595
10-19 Hours $395
1-9 Hours $195

Notes

  • Please see below for additional information on fees and other financial policies
  • Check the course listing “Special Note” for information about course hours
  • Credit is not available for these courses
  • Some classes require students to purchase materials; any materials needed for the first class will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor.
  • If you are a high school student, please register for workshops through Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers
Fees: Materials & Lab Fees

Select courses may have materials or lab fees, typically ranging from $100-$500 range. These fees should be listed on the course listing.

Fees: Late Fees

Late Registration Fee

Courses at Tufts, including Courses at Tufts for High School: A Late Registration Fee will be added to a registration that is submitted to the university on or after the first day of the course session ($50 until the close of the Add/Drop period, $100 thereafter).

Late Payment Fee

Late Payment Fee will be applied to student balances that remain on or after the first day of the course session. This amount will be 1.5% of the balance, and will be compounded monthly.

Financial Aid & Discounts

Financial Aid

Tufts University is unable to offer financial aid for non-matriculated students at this time. Please check with your home institution or your employer for opportunities related to financial aid. We will happily provide syllabi or paperwork, where available and reasonable, to support you in acquiring outside funds so that you can participate in Courses at Tufts.

Tufts Degree and Certificate students should check with their school's financial aid office to determine eligibility:

Discount Programs (Academic Year)

The below discount programs apply to courses and programs listed on the Courses at Tufts registration platform. All discount programs exclude high school students, who should register through Courses at Tufts for High School. Note: please check with your tax accountant for any tax implications that might arise from these discounts. 

Alumni Discount Programs

All available discount programs open to alumni are listed below.

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy: all alumni of the Friedman School degree and certificate programs are permitted to take one course per semester in their program of matriculation (e.g., NUTR/NUTB students may take NUTR/NUTB courses) at no charge other except the standard registration fee of $65. Courses may be taken on a for credit or an audit basis. Note that Nutrition workshops are excluded from this offer. Please complete the NUTB/NUTR Alumni Discount Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course and apply your discount code at check-out.
  • Tufts University School of Medicine - Public Health & Health Communications: all alumni of the Health Communications certificate program or another PHPD degree program are eligible for a 75% discount on the tuition for any HCOM or PH courses (maximum of 3 in a lifetime) taken either for credit or not for credit. Note that the $65 registration fee is excluded from this offer. Please complete the PHPD Alumni Discount Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course and apply your discount code at check-out.
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts: all alumni of SMFA degree and certificate programs are permitted to take up to 2 Continuing Education courses a semester on an audit (not-for-credit) basis at a 10% discount rate. Note that SMFA at Tufts workshops and the $65 registration fee are excluded from this offer. Please complete an SMFA Alumni Discount Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course and apply your discount code at check-out. 

Community Audit Programs

All available discount programs open to adult community members are listed below.

  • School of Arts & Sciences: the School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to offer residents of and public school educators/early interventionalists in Medford / Somerville, as well as retired Tufts employees with at least 5 years of service, a 70% discount on the audit rate for School of Arts & Sciences Courses. Please note that not all courses are offered on an audit (not-for-credit) basis and workshops and ECT courses are excluded from this program. Please complete a Medford/Somerville Community Discount Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course and apply your discount code at check-out. 
  • School of Engineering: the School of Engineering is pleased to offer residents of and public school educators/early interventionalists in Medford / Somerville, as well as retired Tufts employees with at least 5 years of service, a 70% discount on the audit rate for School of Engineering Courses. Please note that not all courses are offered on an audit (not-for-credit) basis and courses offered by the Gordon Institute and TEEP as well as workshops are excluded from this program. Please complete a Medford/Somerville Community Discount Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course and apply your discount code at check-out. 
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts: the School of the Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to offer residents of and public school educators/early interventionalists in zip code 02120, as well as veterans and retired Tufts employees with at least 5 years of service, a 70% discount on the audit rate for SMFA at Tufts CE Courses. Please note that not all courses are offered on an audit (not-for-credit) basis and workshops are excluded from this program. Please complete an SMFA Community Discount Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course and apply your discount code at check-out. 
Tufts Employee Remission

Courses at Tufts: the course list generally notes when courses are available for tuition remission via the University's Tuition Remission policy. We welcome registrations from current Tufts employees, however we are unable to assist with any questions about Tuition Remission or other employee benefits. Please contact Tufts Support Services to learn more about your benefits as early in the application process as possible.

Tufts Pre-College Programs: these programs are not eligible for tuition remission.

Osher Lifelong Learning: these programs are not eligible for tuition remission.

Short-Term Abroad: Winter Abroad and most Summer Abroad programs are not eligible for tuition remission. Please confirm remission eligibility for Talloires programs with france@tufts.edu