Applying for Scholarships & Financial Aid

Every year Tufts Gordon Institute awards tuition scholarships on the basis of merit and need to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. To be considered for a tuition scholarship, applicants must fill out the financial aid section of the online application.

We strongly encourage applicants who want to be considered for a scholarship to complete their application for admission by the Round 2, March 15 application deadline. Merit is assessed through the application for admission. Financial need is determined through an evaluation of an applicant’s resources, which includes income, any tuition assistance provided by an employer and asset information.

Gordon Institute scholarships typically range from $5,000 – $15,000 off the total tuition.

Since both the MSEM and MSIM are professional master’s programs, Tufts University’s Gordon Institute does not offer any research or teaching assistantships to students.

Low-interest Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Work Study programs are administered by Tufts Student Financial Services which maintains information on all federal programs as well as alternative forms of financing such as non-need based loans. Federal aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. To apply for Federal Direct loans and/or Federal Work Study, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is available online at, and the Tufts University Institution code is 002219.

Students who will finance all or part of the tuition costs can obtain information on student loan programs through the Tufts University Office of Financial Aid website, the Dowling Student Services Center at Tufts University at 617-627-2000 or by email at

Professional Education

Scholarships are generally not available to students enrolled in Professional Education courses.