Tuition and Fees at Cummings School

Tuition and Fees/ General Financial Information

Pursuing your professional degree can be a substantial financial commitment. Being informed about the costs and fees associated with your education can help you make the most of your resources.

Tuition for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
Professional Degree ProgramTuition
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (MA residents[1]/Out-of-State resident)$44,758/$49,886
Nonrefundable tuition payment due upon acceptance$500
Combined Degree Graduate Programs Note: Tuition listed below is in addition to DVM program tuition
DVM/M.S. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences$9,338
DVM/M.S. in Laboratory Animal Medicine$9,704
DVM/MPH with Tufts University School of Medicine (new students/returning students)$6,802
Stand-alone Graduate Degree Programs
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (pre-exam/post-qualifying exam)$28,640/$5,000
M.S. in Animals and Public Policy$36,458
M.S. in Conservation Medicine$36,458
M.S. in Infectious Disease and Global Health$36,458
  1. MA resident tuition subsidy contingent upon funding of state appropriation.

The Trustees of Tufts College reserve the right to change tuition and fees, or to establish additional fees or charges for special features or services whenever such  if deemed necessary. The earliest possible notification of changes in tuition or fees will be provided. Additional information about billing and payment can be found at the Health Sciences Bursar's Office.

Cost of Education

The Estimated Cost of Education: A Sample Student Expense Budget is established annually by Cummings School and is comprised of tuition, fees, books and living expenses. Students are expected to exercise careful control over these living expenses while attending school as federal regulations dictate that a student's aid—including loans—may not exceed the cost of education.

Payment Schedule

Complete payment for the fall semester is generally due by August 1st; payment for the spring semester is generally due by December 1st.

For more information visit the Bursar site.

Refund Policy

In the event that a student leaves the school after beginning a term, the Cummings School tuition refund policy below may be applied:

Tuition Refund Amounts
Two weeks or less80%
Two to three weeks60%
Three to four weeks40%
Four to five weeks20%
Other charges for the term—such as health insurance, the activity fee, the  technology fee  and other similar assessments—are not prorated upon withdrawal during a term.

Students and prospective students may wish to contact the Financial Aid Office for information about the Federal Refund Process for Federal Student Financial Aid Program Recipients. Once a student has notified Cummings School of his or her intention to take a leave of absence, or to withdraw, the Bursar's and Financial Aid Offices will be notified. The Financial Aid Office will calculate the portion of federal aid required to be returned to the lenders by the student and/or Cummings School. The student is responsible for any outstanding balance this calculation may create.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid is available in many forms. Contact the Financial Aid Office for further assistance.