MA Nonresident Student Decal

NRDS Flowchart

Massachusetts requires Tufts University to inform all students with non-MA or non-US license plates to complete a non-resident decal form once per year.

  • Complete the MA Department of Transportation Non-Resident Form
  • Turn form into one of the Tufts University offices mentioned below
  • Office will issue the student a Nonresident Student Driver Decal free of charge
  • Affix decal in the uppermost center portion of the vehicle’s windshield
  • Failure to comply can result in a fine of up to $200

Public Safety Administrative Services Offices

Boston Campus –  Biomedical Research & Public Health Building – 136 Harrison Ave. M&V Wing, 1st Floor – (617) 636-0392 – (6-0392)

Grafton Campus Administrative Services Building – 200 Westborough Road – (508) 887-4392 – (8-4392)

Medford CampusDowling Hall Garage – 419 Boston Ave., 1st Floor – (617) 627-3692 – (7-3692)

“Pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L c.90 § 3, as amended by chapter 46 of the acts of 2003, this form must be completed in quadruplicate by every nonresident enrolled as a student at a public or private school or college in the Commonwealth during any period beginning on September 1st of any year and ending on August 31st of the following year, who operates a motor vehicle in Massachusetts that is registered in another state or country. This applies to students commuting from out-of-state to a school in Massachusetts and students temporarily residing in Massachusetts, whether living on campus or not. This completed form must be filed with the Police department in the city or town where the school is located. The Police department must provide a copy to the school, the local assessor, and the RMV. The school will issue the required decal, which must be affixed to the uppermost center portion of the windshield. The penalty for a nonresident’s failure to comply as required is up to $200.00.”