Financial Aid

Dear Student:

Thank you for inquiring about available financial aid options to help cover your cost of attendance here at Boston University School of Medicine.

First, you will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for any federal aid, including loans (which you do pay back), work-study money (which you earn and do not pay back), and low  interest rate Perkins Loans (which you also pay back). You can file your
FAFSA via the internet at Boston University participates in the Direct Lending Program so you will need to contact the Division Office directly for your institutional Federal Direct Stafford Loan Fact Sheet for information and eligibility requirements.

In addition to federal aid, most students will need additional funding in excess of the amount they are eligible for through the Direct Lending Program in order to meet the full costs necessary to attend Boston University. There are several private lender loan programs in which we participate. These include the CitiAssist Student Loan Program offered through Citibank, SallieMae , Wells Fargo, and Graduate Federal PLUS Loan program to name just a few. Each of these private loan programs offers a variety of competitive rates and repayment options. Keep in mind that these loan programs are just options for your consideration. You are not required to use any of the listed loan programs.

For more information please visit the BUMC GMS website’s financial aid page and its links.

If after reading through the materials on the financial aid website you still have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I can be reached several ways.
By phone, (617) 638-5216
by fax (617) 638-5740
or by e-mail (

Sherill Ashe
Financial Aid Administrator
Boston University School of Medicine
Division of Graduate Medical Sciences