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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.

Non-Degree / Visiting Students

Tuition: For-Credit Courses (Academic Year and Summer)

Registration Fee: $65 per academic year (Fall - Summer), 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: $25 per academic year (Fall - Summer), non-refundable

SMFA Workshop Summer 2021 and Academic Year 2020-2021 Rates

Workshops range in price from $200 to $795, depending on a variety of factors.


Please see below for additional information on fees and other financial policies

Notes

  • 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: Late Fees

Late Registration Fee

A late registration fee will be added to any registration occurring past the add-drop period of any term.

Late Payment Fee

A 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.

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.

Matriculated Students (Summer 2021 Only)

Summer Session: Tufts Undergraduate Students

Students currently enrolled in a Tufts undergraduate degree program.

Fully matriculated Tufts University students should contact Tufts Student Financial Services Office with questions regarding financial aid for the summer session.

Summer 2021 Undergraduate Rates 

Fee Type Cost per Credit/Course
Tuition $990 per credit
Audit (not for credit) – A&S, Engineering, and Nutrition courses $1,300 per course
Audit (not for credit) – SMFA courses $995 per course

(Study Abroad and Workshops rates listed separately)

Additional information & related policy information

  • A student’s total bill will depend on the number and type of courses selected
  • Most courses are 3-4 credits
  • Please see below for additional information on fees and other financial policies
  • Note: Tufts students should plan to register for their summer courses through SIS. Students choosing to register for credit-bearing courses through the summer portal (this website) rather than through SIS will incur a $65 registration fee
Summer Session: Tufts Graduate Students

Students currently enrolled in a Tufts graduate degree or certificate program.

Tufts graduate students will be charged a per course / credit rate consistent with the per course / credit rate of the academic program in which they are matriculated, unless otherwise noted. All course restrictions and degree requirements are consistent with academic year policies. For information about financial aid and other tuition waiver policies, please contact your program director. For additional information, please refer to the AS&E Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid website.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Summer 2021 Rates

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (Incl. SMFA) Cost per Credit/Course
All Master’s and Doctoral Students $1,758 per credit
Early Childhood Technology Students $582 per credit
Urban Justice & Sustainability Certificate Students $832 per credit
OT School-Based Practice Students $832 per credit
All Other Certificate Students $998 per credit
Post-Bac Pre-Medical Students Included in Program Fee, up to 10-course program limit

(Study Abroad and Workshops rates listed separately) 

School of Engineering Summer 2021 Rates

School of Engineering (Graduate Students) Cost per Credit/Course
TEEP (OKEE) Certificate Students $1,000 per course
$150 materials fee, where applicable
All other Graduate students (Master’s, Doctoral, Certificate, Post-Bac) in courses numbered 0-99 $990 per credit
All other Graduate students (Master’s, Doctoral, Certificate, Post-Bac) in courses numbered 100+ $1,697 per credit


Additional information & related policy information

  • A student’s total bill will depend on the number and type of courses selected
  • Most courses are 3-4 credits
  • Please see below for additional information on fees and other financial policies
  • Note: Tufts students should plan to register for their summer courses through SIS. Students choosing to register for credit-bearing courses through the summer portal (this website) rather than through SIS will incur a $65 registration fee

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 and Summer)

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. 
  • SUMMER SESSION ONLY: School of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, Summer Session: all alumni of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering degree and certificate programs (see above for School of the Museum of Fine Arts alumni) are eligible for a 75% tuition discount on the audit rate for up to two Summer Session not-for-credit courses in their schools. For a listing of available courses, consult the audit course directory. Please note that not all courses are offered on an audit (not-for-credit) basis. To get started, please complete the ASE Alumni Auditor Application to confirm your eligibility and receive a discount code. Once received, register for your course by selecting the Non-Credit Auditor credit type, and proceed to check out. Note that the one-time annual $65 registration fee is excluded from this discount. 
    • Summer Session Discount Program Policies:
      • Please visit the Billing & Payments page for instructions and information on paying for Summer Session Classes.
      • This discounted rate is not available to students taking courses for credit, taking summer study abroad or intensives/workshops, or students taking courses in any other Schools at Tufts University.
      • Determination of courses eligible for Audit is at the discretion of Tufts Summer Session and this listing is subject to change. Online Courses are explicitly excluded from this program. 
      • Participants are eligible to take up to two courses per Summer under this program.
      • Eligibility for the Alumni Audit program requires verifiable completion of a Tufts University degree or certificate program.
      • Enrollment as an auditor is offered on a space available basis, which is determined by Tufts Summer Session and the course instructor.
      • Auditors are subject to any and all Tufts University policies and procedures concerning enrollment as a visiting student. Tufts University reserves the right to rescind audit enrollment at any time.
  • SUMMER SESSION ONLY: Fletcher School, Summer Session: all alumni of the Fletcher School are eligible for discounts on not-for-credit Summer workshops. Note that the one-time annual $65 registration fee is excluded from this discount. 
    • Fletcher School Alumni who have graduated within the last five years (classes 2020-2015) should use code SuFletcher1 to receive $750 off.
    • Fletcher School Alumni who graduated prior to 2015 should use code SuFletcher5 to receive $500 off.

Community Audit Programs

Tufts University's Community Audit Program is offered by the Office of Government & Community Relations in partnership with University College through Courses at Tufts.

For more information about eligibility, applications and fees, please visit the Community Audit Webpage of the Office of Government & Community Relations.

Current Tufts students are not eligible to participate in the summer Community & Alumni Audit program. Students who are enrolled in degree or certificate programs, who are on leave from degree or certificate programs, or who will enroll at Tufts in degree or certificate programs next fall term are ineligible. Determination of eligibility will be made by Tufts Summer Session.

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