Additional Benefits for Full-time GSAS Ph.D. Students

Congratulations on your admission to the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. community! As a full-time GSAS Ph.D. student, you will have access to many resources on the university’s campuses. In addition to the award information detailed in your offer letter, all Ph.D. students receive a competitive benefits package.

Below is a list of some of the highlights of your benefits package. If you have questions about any of these, please reach out to gsas@tufts.edu. If you have questions about your overall financial package, please contact your department directly.

  • Full coverage of health insurance for grades one through five of the program plus an option for grade six (health fee is included) 
  • Paid parental accommodation – All full-time, registered Ph.D. students in good standing have the option to pursue a parental accomodation immediately following the birth of a child, adoption of a child, or placement of a foster child. 
  • Care.com benefit for child and elder care. This benefit will help you find a care provider for any member of your family – from infants to adults to pets.
  • Commuter benefit – Whether you take the train, bus, subway, vanpool, or park at the train station, Tufts’ Commuter Benefit Program allows you to set aside funds on a pre-tax and post-tax basis for transit and parking expenses.

In addition, all full-time Ph.D. students have access to Tufts University’s state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Tisch Sports and Fitness Center and more. Learn more at Campus Life.