Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees associated with the professional, as well as the combined degree and stand-alone graduate programs offered at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine can be found below:

Tuition for the 2014 – 2015 Academic Year
Program Tuition
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (MA residents[1]/Out-of-State residents) $43,116/$47,966
Combined Degree Graduate Programs
DVM/MS in Comparative Biomedical Sciences $9,338
DVM/MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine $9,704
DVM/MPH with Tufts University School of Medicine (new students/returning students) $6,604
Stand-alone Graduate Degree Programs
PhD in Biomedical Sciences (pre-exam/post-exam) $28,640/$5,000
MS in Animals and Public Policy $35,056
MS in Conservation Medicine $35,056
  1. MA resident tuition subsidy contingent upon funding of state appropriation.

Tuition for the combined degree graduate programs is in addition to the DVM program tuition.

Complete payment for the fall semester is due by August 1, 2014; payment for the spring semester is due by December 1, 2014.

The Trustees of Tufts College reserve the right to change tuition and fees, or to establish additional fees or charges for special features of services whenever such practice is deemed advisable. 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 cost of education is established annually by the Cummings School and is comprised of tuition, fees, books and living expenses. These living expense budgets assume that the student exercises careful control of his or her expenditures while attending school. Federal regulations dictate that a student's aid—including loans—may not exceed the cost of education. The Cost of Education/Standard Student Expense Budget for the 2014 – 2015 academic year is available online in a PDF format.

Refund Policy

The Cummings School tuition refund policy may be applied in the event that a student leaves the school after beginning a term. The policy is as follows:

Tuition Refund Amounts
Attendance Refund
Two weeks or less 80%
Two to three weeks 60%
Three to four weeks 40%
Four to five weeks 20%
Thereafter None

Other charges for the term—such as health insurance, the activity fee, the microscope 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 the 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 the Cummings School. The student is responsible for any outstanding balance this calculation may create.