New BUSM Financial Aid Applicants
Please note the following:
- There is no application deadline for financial aid; however, you may start the process as early as Monday, February 2nd.
The application process is organized as follows:
Your Provisional Award will be sent after SFS has received and reviewed the following:
1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), accessible at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
a. The FAFSA is required for federal aid. You may apply for federal aid only if you choose. Our school code for the FAFSA is 002130.
2. The NeedAccess Application, accessible at www.needaccess.org.
a. This application is required for institutional need-based aid. Note: institutional aid will not be awarded without completion of NeedAccess and the FAFSA.
b. Should you want federal aid only, contact Dennis Murphy IV, Assistant Director, at 617-638-5190. If you do not inform Dennis of this, SFS will continue to await the NeedAccess Application without awarding aid.
3. Submit signed copies of your completed 2013 federal tax return with all schedules and copies of your W-2 forms (for you and your parents*).
a. Federal tax information only – should non-required documentation be received, it will be destroyed.
If you were not required to file federal taxes, this step of the application is not required.
You will be able to upload your tax documentation beginning Monday, March 9th through the BUSM Supplemental Application portal (please check back at that time for access to that link).
*We offer an exception to the parental information requirement for applicants who were born before January 1, 1985.
Your next step would be to submit 2014 tax year information once it becomes available. We will then issue a Final Award based on the new tax data, which will supersede your Provisional Award. It is important that you complete these requirements promptly if you wish to receive a Final Award prior to the medical school decision deadline of Thursday, April 30th. If you choose not to attend BUSM, your financial aid documentation will be destroyed.
SFS reserves the right to adjust your award should your financial circumstances or household size change.