Financial Aid

Financing the cost of professional education can be challenging. It is the policy of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University that the primary responsibility for meeting this cost belongs to students and their families. Financial aid available through the Cummings School and the federal student financial aid programs is awarded based on demonstrated financial need, and should be viewed as supplemental to family resources.

The Cummings School requires that applicants who wish to be considered for school-based aid provide their parents' financial information. In this way, family financial strength can be assessed and students whose personal and family resources are insufficient to cover expenses can be identified and receive highest priority for aid.

Exception to the parental information requirements may be made for students who have been financially independent of their parents for at least five years prior to matriculation at the Cummings School. Students who meet these criteria are advised to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Students who wish to be considered for federal aid only need not submit parents' financial information.

In accordance with federal laws and regulations, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age or disability. Information relating to an applicant's personal or financial circumstances is held in strictest confidence.