Tufts is rolling out a new way to help students studying abroad to make it through the winter semester without a lot of debt.
Tufts announced this week that it has launched a new online study abroad program that will provide students with a scholarship to cover their entire cost of living, including housing, travel, books, and other expenses.
The program will be open to students from March 31 through October 1, 2018, with enrollment capped at 25,000 students per year.
The goal is to bring in at least 1,000 new students annually.
Tuft has partnered with online marketplace eToys and Booking.com to help facilitate the program.
Tuition is $20,000 for full-time undergraduate students and $7,500 for graduate students.
The scholarships are set to be phased in over a three-year period.
Tuffs CEO John Schaeffer said that Tufts has seen a growing number of students who have moved overseas and are finding it difficult to make ends meet in their home countries.
Tuves new program is the result of a partnership with eToy, the company that hosts Tufts’ online program.
“We’ve been very pleased with the progress of our students, and we’re grateful for the outpouring of support from the Tufts community and beyond,” Schaeffersaid.
“The program will provide these students with the financial support they need to continue to complete their education.”
The Tufts Tufts study Abroad program will also be accessible to students with disabilities, with access to online resources to help them navigate the system.
For more information on the program, visit TuftsTufts.edu.