Financial Aid

Dear Student:

Thank you for inquiring about available financial aid options to help cover your cost of attendance here in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences located 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). Boston University participates in the Direct Lending Program. Please refer to the 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 Access Loan Program, CitiAssist Student Loan Program, MEFA Loan Program, and the PEP/TERI Student Loan Program. 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.

If after reading through the materials on this 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: (617) 638-5216
Boston University School of Medicine
Division of Graduate Medical Sciences