Tufts is committed to making the 1+4 experience accessible to all students. Need-based financial support is available to any applicant who needs help defraying the costs of the program, including full support to all students who qualify for Tufts financial aid.

For additional information on Tufts Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Aid website. Please note that in order to be considered for Tufts 1+4 financial support, you must have submitted financial aid forms along with your application to Tufts.

Remember: The following costs only apply if you are not eligible for financial aid, and some who do not qualify for aid may be eligible for partial support for Tufts 1+4.

International Program Costs

The cost per student for international service sites is $33,000.

The program fee includes:

  • Full-time community service placement with professional supervision
  • Accommodation with vetted and trained host families
  • Meals and food
  • Monthly stipend to cover limited incidentals and out of pocket expenses
  • International airfare to and from service location
  • An intensive pre-departure orientation on Tufts campus facilitated by Tufts faculty and staff focused on: team building, health and wellness, cultural adaptation, professionalism, problem solving and resiliency, navigating differences, and more
  • On-site orientation and intensive language training
  • Coaching and support during the service experience from staff in service location and campus-based Tufts staff
  • Cultural and recreational activities
  • Reflection and academic writing activities through enrollment in a credit-granting Tufts course
  • Supplemental international health insurance and emergency evacuation services
  • Local cell phone service for in country use
  • 1+4 weekend retreat during fall of first  year at Tufts
  • Mentoring and Tufts 1+4 alumni programming while at Tufts

Domestic Program Costs

The cost per student for domestic service sites is $5,000.

The program fee includes:

  • Extensive leadership development & training throughout the bridge-year
  • Round trip ticket (depending on service site location) from service site to Tufts for orientation
  • An intensive pre-departure orientation on Tufts campus facilitated by Tufts faculty and staff focused on: team building, health and wellness, professionalism, problem solving and resiliency, navigating differences, and more
  • Bi-weekly stipend of $564 to put towards housing & living expenses
  • Segal Education Award valued at $5,775 to put towards your Tufts education
  • Health insurance
  • Reflection and academic writing activities through enrollment in a credit-granting Tufts course
  • 1+4 weekend retreat during fall of first  year at Tufts
  • Mentoring and Tufts 1+4 alumni programming while at Tufts

Tufts 1+4 City Year Fellows with high financial need may be eligible for an additional $1,000 living stipend as a part of their Tufts 1+4 Financial Support.

City Year offers an incredible package of benefits for Corps members, including the AmeriCorps living stipend and Segal Education Award and extensive training and career development. For more information on benefits, please visit the City Year website.


Please note, the Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program is not 529 funds-eligible.