Continuing BUSM Financial Aid Applicants

2017-2018 Academic Year

The 2 Step Application

Please note the following:

  • Submitting a Continuing Student Application for Financial Assistance (see the link in ‘The 2 Step Application’ section below) is used to apply for need-based institutional loans/scholarships and federal loan aid. Available only to students who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and Eligible Non-Citizens.
  • We suggest that if you are entering your program in Fall 2017 you complete these two steps by Friday, April 14, 2017 to ensure that aid is posted to your student account prior to the Student Accounting Services settlement deadline.
  • Submitting an incomplete or late application may result in reduced institutional funding and delay release of funds for living expenses.
  • SFS is not responsible for late fees that may accrue should students not secure ample financial aid prior to the bill deadline.
  • Financial aid is offered each academic year and you must re-apply annually to be considered eligible to receive aid.

The 2 Step Application:

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. Our school code is 002130.

a. It is required for federal and/or institutional financial aid – available only to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and Eligible Non-Citizens.

b. Provide your 2015, not 2016, tax information.

c. If you were not required to file a 2015 tax return, please note this in the student section.

d. No parent or parental income information is required on the FAFSA.

2. Complete and submit the Continuing Student Application for Financial Assistance.

a. Sign and date the final page of the application.

Documents may be submitted via:

Mail: Student Financial Services, 72 East Concord Street, B-401, Boston, MA 02118-2526


Fax: SFS-BUSM, 617-638-5116

It includes a Truth in Lending Act (TILA) Disclosure Statement which is a disclosure of the credit terms of Boston University’s institutional loan compared with other types of loans.  As outlined in Regulation Z, the TILA “is intended to ensure that credit terms are disclosed in a meaningful way so consumers can compare credit terms more readily and knowledgeably.”

Please be advised that fax and email are insecure modes of contact. We suggest you mail your documents to our office for your own security.