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Your Responsibility to Pay

Billing at Tufts University is paperless and Tufts University's primary form of communication is email. Mailed paper invoices are not sent to students or to families.

It is your responsibility to pay your Tufts University tuition and fees on-time. Tufts University will post your charges to SIS and Tufts eBill, but it is important to understand that if you submit registration in the days just prior to the start of the session/term or the program payment deadline, charges may not post immediately. This does not reduce your obligation to clear your balance by no later than the first day of the course session/term or by the program payment deadline.

It is a policy of Tufts University that non-attendance is not an indication of withdrawal. If you do not attend your course or courses, and/or you do not drop or officially withdraw from your enrollment, you will continue to be charged for the course, and you will retain your academic responsibilities to the course. Please click here for more information on how to officially withdraw from a course.

Outstanding Balances

Any account balance that remains on or after the first day of the course session with a summer and/or a prior balance may be subject to additional administrative action by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Such actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Late Payment Fee (1.5% of the balance, compounded monthly)
  • A registration hold
  • A withdrawal of registration
  • Transfer of balance to a collection agency (with all collection and service fees accruing to the student and a report made to the credit bureau)
Paying Your Bill

After registration and confirmation, you will be notified via email that charges have posted to your student account in the Tufts Student Information System site (go.tufts.edu/sis). You will need a Tufts User ID and Password to access this information.

Payment in full (including previous balances) is due upon notification of tuition and fee charges, but no later than the first day of the course session/term or the program payment deadline. Any previous outstanding balances must be paid at that time as well.

Payment made on or after the first day of the course session or the program payment deadline is considered late, and balances may be subject to a late payment fee and/or other penalties and action (including withdrawal).

The various ways to pay bills are listed below, not all options are available for all programs. See the notes section for details.

Ways to Pay

Way to Pay Accepted Form of Payment Notes
Pay Online via Courses at Tufts Visa, MasterCard, Discover
  • Log-on to your student portal using the Username and Password you created on registration
  • Click on the cart icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to check-out
  • Excludes: Tufts Pre-College Programs (except Courses at Tufts for High School) and Short-Term Abroad
Pay Online via SLATE Visa, MasterCard, Discover, electronic check / transfer
  • Log-on to your student portal using the Username and Password you created on registration
  • A link should be available on your account page to pay balance due
  • Excludes: Courses at Tufts and Summer Session students
Pay Online via SIS Visa, MasterCard, Discover, electronic check / transfer
  • Logon to SIS using your Tufts Username and Password
  • Click on “Bills & Balances”
  • Follow links to “Pay Tuition”
  • To get viewer access on your student's account, please follow these instructions
  • Excludes: Short-Term Abroad
Mail a Check to Tufts Check
  • Please add your Tufts Student ID number in the memo section to ensure your payment is applied to the correct account.
  • If you wish to mail a check to Tufts, send it to: Tufts Student Financial Services, Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Pay in Person

At the student services window: cash, check, money orders

At the computer terminal: Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Third-Party Payments 529(k), scholarships, grants, etc.
  • Mail a check (or have the third-party mail the check) with your Tufts Student ID and name in the memo section to: Tufts Student Financial Services, Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Please note: the Tuition Payment Plan is NOT an option for clearance of summer tuition and charges. Returned payments are subject to a fine.

1098-T

Students enrolling in courses on a for-credit basis will be asked to provide their Social Security number, if available, at the time of application so that appropriate tax forms can be provided.

  • The IRS requires schools to report either payments received for qualified tuition and fees or amounts billed for qualified tuition and fees during the calendar year on a form 1098-T. That form includes your Social Security number.

  • Disclosure of your social security number gives student records personnel another point of identification in our student information system. Further, federal law requires that Tufts University provide tax payers with an IRS form 1098-T, which requires use of your social security number.
  • For more information about this form: click here