Student Financial Services is located in the School of Medicine, Room A303. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You can also call us at (617) 638-5130.
Though Student Financial Services (SFS) staff members are trained to assist all Boston University Medical Campus students with their financial aid options, each program has an SFS expert assigned to manage its student accounts. If you would like to contact your SFS Expert, feel free to stop by, phone or email him/her to schedule an appointment.
|Division of Graduate Medical Sciences||School of Medicine|
|Sherill Ashe||Dennis Murphy IV|
|(617) 638-5216||(617) 638-5190|
|Goldman School of Dental Medicine||School of Public Health|
|Sarah Sears||Scott Harrison|
|(617) 638-5131||(617) 638-6477|
Please visit www.bumc.bu.edu/osfs/entrancecounseling for details.
Nothing! The super unsubsidized loan is the additional amount of federal loans available to health professions students.
The annual amount available is calculated based on your school (or discipline) and enrollment term. Please read page 2 of the Direct Loan Processing Request form at www.bumc.bu.edu/osfs/webforms for specific loan amounts.
To request that your pin be sent to you again, or if you believe your PIN has been compromised, go to www.pin.ed.gov and follow the appropriate links.
Print out the award and accept, decline or reduce each amount individually. You cannot do this via the Student Link.
It’s part of the Truth In Lending Clarification Act, HR 4002.
We can process federal aid at any point during the school year, but if you are using federal funds to pay for tuition, you will need to apply at least one month before the payment deadline. Contact us for more information.
Log on to the Student Link, go to “Money Matters”. From there, you can request a refund. Enter your bank information, and funds will be deposited directly into your account.
Since you may need funds immediately for living expenses, we provide an interest-free Credit Advance (CA) that enables a check to be issued in approximately three to five business days for a maximum of two months living expenses. You are eligible for a CA ONLY if you are officially registered and you have sufficient loans approved for disbursement to repay the advance. This interest-free short-term CA is charged to your student account.
You may access your living expense money on or after the first day of classes of each semester.
If you take six or more credits throughout the entire summer, you are eligible for federal aid. You can find this form here or in our office.
If you are on the list to take the exam, we will increase your budget upon request and you can apply for more loans.
Most loans will be automatically deferred when the Boston University Registrar updates your status on a national database. However, it is your responsibility to make sure each loan is deferred. If it was not done automatically, you must file a deferment form with each “holder” of your loan. The lenders will have these forms and the Registrar will complete them.
No. Those are your bi-annual interest statements. You do not need to pay the interest while you are in school, but they will send you a form every semester.
No. The budgets we set have FIXED amounts and cannot be increased for cost of living.
Yes, but there is a limited amount. Contact us for more details.
We’d love to! Make an appointment with your adviser or come on in. We’re happy to help!