Financial Aid

In a typical academic year, more than fifty percent of students who apply for aid receive assistance in the form of scholarships, state tuition subsidies, loans, and/or Federal Work-Study funds. Institutional financial aid (scholarships and institutional loans) is limited to students enrolled in the DVM program. Students enrolled in Cummings School graduate programs are eligible for federal student aid.

Financing the cost of professional education can be challenging. It is the policy of Cummings School that the primary responsibility for meeting this cost belongs to students and their families.

Institutional financial aid and some federal student financial aid programs is awarded based on demonstrated financial need and should be viewed as supplemental to family resources.

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 Cummings School. Students who meet these criteria are advised to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Students enrolling in MS Graduate programs and DVM students who wish to be considered for federal aid only (do not need to) submit parents’ financial information.

Eligibility for Aid

Eligibility for financial aid at Cummings School is based on documented financial need. Need is the difference between the cost of attendance and the expected family contribution, as calculated using a standard need-analysis formula. To be eligible for financial aid students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen for federal aid programs. First-year international students are not eligible for institutional financial aid but may apply for private student loans. International students enrolled in the DVM program may apply for institutional aid after completing first year.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree program on at least a half-time basis and maintain satisfactory academic progress,
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant

Scholarship Resources

Most of the endowed and annual scholarships listed on the Cummings Veterinary School website are awarded on the basis of need through the Cummings financial aid application process and restricted to students who are enrolled in the DVM program.

In addition to applying for institutional and federal financial aid, students are encouraged to seek scholarship assistance from private sources.  The Financial Aid Office has compiled the Outside Scholarship Opportunities list here to assist students in their scholarship search.


Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid staff at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Financial Aid Office is always happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have regarding financial assistance.

Financial Aid Office
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-8733
Fax: (508) 887-4820

Financial Aid Staff
Charlotte Hydrick, Financial Aid Program Director
Suzanne Ukpong, Financial Aid Counselor
Linda Mayo, Administrative Coordinator

PhD Program Financial Aid

Cheryl London, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536