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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.

If you have any questions or concerns about funding for Tufts 1+4, please contact us.

For additional information on Tufts Financial Aid, please visit http://uss.tufts.edu/finaid/. Financial aid forms and deadlines are available at http://uss.tufts.edu/finaid/apply/NewStudents.asp.

Remember: The following costs only apply if you are not eligible for financial aid.

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
  • One round trip flight from Boston to 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 (all sites) and intensive language training (Brazil)
  • 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
  • Post service retreat on the Tufts campus to integrate service experience, promote adaptation, consider academic and career interests
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Reflection and academic writing activities through enrollment in a credit-granting Tufts course
  • Post service retreat on the Tufts campus to integrate service experience, promote adaptation, consider academic and career interests
  • Up to 3 round trip tickets (depending on home and service site location) from home to service site at beginning and end of service year and from service site to Tufts for orientation and retreat
  • 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.

Tufts 1+4 City Year Fellows receive extensive training and benefits through City Year, including an intensive orientation and ongoing training and workshops. They also receive a living stipend, health insurance coverage, and are eligible to earn a Segal Education Award at the completion of the service year. For more information on AmeriCorps benefits, please visit http://www.cityyear.org/join-the-corps/benefits .

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