Financing Your Education

Students in Class

Financing your education depends on the GSBS Program in which you are enrolled.

PhD students in the Basic Science Division receive a tuition scholarships and a stipend. On rare occasions, students in this division self-fund their education.

Students in the Clinical Science Division are often engaged in fellowship training and thus the funding plan varies depending on the activities of each trainee.

Students in the MS in Pharmacology and Drug Development program finance their education through self-funding, employer or government sponsorship, an outside scholarship, and/or through a public or private loan.

Students should refer to each program page above for more information on tuition and fees.

Student Loans

There are loans available for both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and international students to assist with paying for educational expenses. Eligible students may also participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program to help pay for any unfunded living and educational expenses. The Tufts University School of Medicine Financial Aid Office assists GSBS students with the application process and can be contacted at or 617-636-6574.

Information on Federal Loan Options for U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Private Loan Lenders for non-U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents that do not require a cosigner

Private Loan Lenders that require a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident as a cosigner