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2022-2023 Estimate of Expenses (Graduate Students in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and SMFA Programs)

Updated: May 17, 2022

This page is for students admitted to graduate (master's and doctoral degree) programs in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) requesting F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship from Tufts University.

Instructions

To qualify for a Form I-20 (for the F-1 student visa) or Form DS-2019 (for the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa) from Tufts University, you are required to provide financial documents that show you have adequate financial resources to meet the required tuition, fees, and living expenses for at least your first academic year of study. Your documents must show that your resources meets, or exceeds, the total amount listed in the Estimate of Expenses (EOE) table listed below for your school.

  1. A list of acceptable financial documents can be found at https://icenter.tufts.edu/student-visa-certificate Please read the instructions carefully, as submitting unacceptable documents may delay processing of your I-20 or DS-2019 visa document.
  2. The figures on the Estimate of Expenses (EOE) tables below reflect minimum estimated costs for full-time study for a nine-month academic year (September-May). The EOE will reflect a 12-month academic year for one-year long programs. While you are only required to show funding documents that cover the figures on the EOE, please keep in mind the following:
    • The EOE is an estimate, but your actual costs may be higher depending on your individual needs, the number of courses you take, and your program's tuition rates and calculation methods
    • The EOE does not refer to total program costs, but to the estimated cost of attendance for one academic year, which must be documented in order to qualify for F-1 or J-1 visa certification
    • The EOE does NOT include the cost of travel (including travel for initial arrival, winter and summer vacations, etc.) or summer expenses, if you plan to remain in the US during the summer
    • If you are receiving financial aid through Tufts, your financial aid will not cover vacation travel or summer living expenses.
  3. The funding documents you provide must reflect financial resources that will be available to you upon your arrival at Tufts. The funding documents you show should reflect resources that you will have access to when you start your program at Tufts. Presenting funding documents for resources that are not actually available to you may lead to termination of your status.
  4. While you are required to provide funding documents only for your first year of study, you should develop a realistic financial plan for your entire program of study. Keep in mind the following and plan carefully, as any interruption of studies due to loss of funding may impact your ability to remain the US :
    • International students are required to study on a full-time basis every fall and spring semester, and have only limited options for getting financial resources through work.
    • On-campus work is restricted to part-time (not to exceed 20 hours per week) and the number of available on-campus jobs is limited. Off-campus work is not permitted for the first year of full-time study in the US.

Estimate of Expenses (For 2022-2023 Academic Year)

PLEASE NOTE: the amounts reflected in these tables are the estimated costs for the first academic year based on the minimum full-time enrollment requirement for each program (usually 9 credits / term for graduate students). Actual program costs may vary depending on the length of program and each student's actual course enrollment.

(A) School of Engineering, Graduate Programs

Category Phd Master's MSIM

(12 months)

Tuition * ^ $9,378 $30,546 $50,910
Health Service Fee* $1,022 $1,022 $1,022
Activity Fee* $62 $62 $62
Subtotal - Tuition and Fees $10,462 $31,630 $51,994
Room and Board $16,812 $16,812 $22,416
Health Insurance* $4,050 $4,050 $4,050
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Personal and Miscellaneous $3,766 $3,766 $3,766
Subtotal - Living Expenses $25,628 $25,628 $31,232
TOTAL ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES $36,090 $57,258 $83,226

Family Members: If you will be joined by your legal spouse and/or dependent minor children you must show additional funds in the following amounts: $6,000 for your spouse and $3,600 for each dependent child.

*Figures for university tuition, fees, and health insurance are preliminary and subject to approval by the Board of Trustees in May 2022.

^Note: estimated tuition figures reflect the anticipated cost of tuition of full-time attendance for one academic year; for programs that charge per credit, estimated cost is calculated at a minimum of 9 credits (SHUs) per semester x 2 semesters

(B) Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Category Phd Master's School Psychology UEP MAT MFA
Tuition* ^ $9,378 $54,196 $47,456 $39,080 $21,600 $48,896
Health Service Fee* $1,022 $1,022 $1,022 $1,022 $1,022 $1,022
Activity Fee* $62 $62 $62 $62 $62 $62
Subtotal - Tuition and Fees $10,462 $55,280 $48,540 $40,164 $22,684 $49,980
Room and Board $16,812 $16,812 $16,812 $16,812 $16,812 $16,812
Health Insurance* $4,050 $4,050 $4,050 $4,050 $4,050 $4,050
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Personal and Miscellaneous $3,766 $3,766 $3,766 $3,766 $3,766 $3,766
Subtotal - Living Expenses $25,628 $25,628 $25,628 $25,628 $25,628 $25,628
TOTAL ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES $36,090 $80,908 $74,168 $65,792 $48,312 $75,608

Family Members: If you will be joined by your legal spouse and/or dependent minor children you must show additional funds in the following amounts: $6,000 for your spouse and $3,600 for each dependent child.

*Figures for university tuition, fees, and health insurance are preliminary and subject to approval by the Board of Trustees in May 2022.

^Estimated tuition figures reflect the anticipated cost of tuition of full-time attendance for one academic year; for programs that charge per credit, estimated cost is calculated at a minimum of 9 credits (SHUs) per semester x 2 semesters