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2022-2023 Estimate of Expenses (Cummings Veterinary School and Boston Health Sciences Programs)

Updated: August 22, 2022

This page is for students admitted to graduate and professional programs at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Boston Health Sciences Campus (School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition, and School of Biomedical Sciences) 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 EOE reflects minimum estimates for full-time study for the academic year of each program. Duration of the academic year varies by program. 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 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.
    • Dental School DMD students are required to pre-pay tuition for the first year of study and are required to show proof of financial resources for tuition and living expenses for the issuance of the form I-20. DMD students will need to comply with the TUSDM admission requirements and payment deadlines before initiating the I-20 request.
  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.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Cummings School EOE 2022-2023

 

Category DVM
(9 months)
PhD
(12 months)
MCM/MAPP
(12 months)
MSIDGH
(11 months)
Visiting Students (Ross program)
Tuition* $65,332 $28,640 $47,976 $47,976 $0
Health Service Fee* $250 $250 $250 $250 $250
Activity Fee* $50 $0 $0 $0 $0
Technology or Lab Fee $150 $0 $0 $1,500 $0
Subtotal - Tuition and Fees $65,782 $28,890
$48,226
$49,726 $250
Room and Board $15,120 $20,160 $20,160 $18,480 $20,160
Health Insurance* $6,600 $6,671 $6,671 $6,671 $6,600
Books and Supplies $800 $200 $0 $0 $800
Personal and Miscellaneous $4,254 $5,664 $5,664 $5,192 $5,664
Subtotal - Living Expenses $26,774 $32,695
$32,495
$30,343 $33,224
TOTAL ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES $92,556 $61,585
$80,721
$80,069 $33,474

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.

 

Boston Health Sciences Campus Programs

Category MS & MAHA MS / Dietetic Internship PhD
(12 months)
MNSP (Blended)
(1 month)
Sustainable Water Management

(12 months)

Tuition* $50,784 $45,008** $22,500 $12,696 $51,500
Health Service Fee* $272 $272 $272 $0 $1,006
Activity & Technology Fee* $388 $388 $388 $0 $426
Subtotal - Tuition and Fees $51,444 $45,668 $23,160
 $12,696  $52,932
Room and Board $17,730 $17,730 $23,640 $2,000 $23,640
Health Insurance* $6,204 $6,204 $6,204 $0 $4,000
Books and Supplies $500 $500 $500 $150 $500
Personal and Miscellaneous $3,584 $3,584 $4,778 $350 $3,584
Subtotal - Living Expenses $28,018 $28,018 $35,122
 $2,500 $31,724
TOTAL ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES $79,462 $73,686 $58,282
 $15,196  $84,656

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.

**Includes Tufts Medical Center Clinical Training Fee

Category Basic Science Division PhD
(12 months)
Clinical Science Division
(11 months)
Pharmacology & Drug Development MS
(12 months)
Biomedical Management

(12 months)

Tuition* $19,326 $26,664 $36,568 $41,130
Research Lab Fee* $0 $0 $12,000 $6,000
Health Service Fee* $250 $250 $250 $250
Activity Fee* $120 $120 $120 $120
Subtotal - Tuition and Fees $19,696 $27,034
$48,938 $47,500
Room and Board $23,640 $21,670 $23,640 $23,640
Health Insurance* $6,204 $7,138 $6,204 $6,204
Books and Supplies $250 $250 $250 $250
Personal and Miscellaneous $4,778 $4,380 $4,778 $4,778
Subtotal - Living Expenses $34,872 $33,438 $34,872 $34,872
TOTAL ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES $54,568 $60,472 $83,810 $82,372

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.

Category MPH MBS
(10  months)
Physician
Assistant 

(12 months)

Tuition* $36,540 $56,190 $52,950
Health Service Fee* $272 $272 $272
Activity/Technology Fee* $294 $294 $313
Subtotal - Tuition and Fees $37,106
$56,756 $53,535
Room and Board $17,730 $19,700 $23,640
Health Insurance* $6,204 $6,660 $7,000
Books and Supplies $500 $500 $1,875
Personal and Miscellaneous $3,584 $3,982 $6,280
Subtotal - Living Expenses $28,018 $30,782 $38,795
TOTAL ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES $65,124 $87,538 $92,330

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.

 

Program Tuition & Fees* Room & Board** Health Insurance Books & Supplies** TOTAL EOE
Degree Programs
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) $99,712 $32,625 $7,138 $2,250 $141,725
Doctor of Science in Dental Research (DSc) $94,637 $34,800 $6,600 $0 $136,037
MS Dental Research $94,507  $34,800 $6,600 $151 $136,058
Advanced Education Certificate Programs
Advanced Dental Tech & Research $96,185  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $137,585
Endodontics $93,658  $34,800 $6,600 $11,303 $144,018
Esthetic and Operative Dentistry $99,897  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $141,297
General Dentistry $408  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $41,808
Oral Medicine $95,731  $34,800 $6,600 $425 $137,556
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery $823  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $42,223
Orofacial Pain $95,731  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $137,131
Orthodontics $99,443  $34,800 $6,600 $4,850 $145,693
Pediatric Dentistry $99,443  $34,800 $6,600 $3,175 $144,018
Periodontology $99,443  $34,800 $6,600 $5,742 $146,585
Prosthodontics $99,443  $34,800 $6,600 $4,500 $145,343
Fellowship, Internship and Residency Programs
DELTA Fellowship $96,159  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $137,559
Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship $96,159  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $137,559
Digital Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry Fellowship $99,871  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $141,271
Esthetic Dentistry Fellowship $99,897  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $141,297
General Practice Residency $408  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $41,808
Implant Dentistry Fellowship/Cert. $99,897  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $141,297
Oral and Maxillofacial Internship $823  $34,800 $6,600 $0 $42,223

Additional tuition fees for a Joint Certificate/Fellowship & MS is $23,528 per year.  

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 Dental School Administration and the Board of Trustees in May 2022.

** Figures for room and board include personal and miscellaneous costs. The estimates for Books and Supplies may include license fees, travel allowance, equipment and instrument allowance as required by your program.

**Indirect costs are based on last year numbers. Updated numbers will be provided by the Dental School Administration in May 2022.