Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Students

Student Financial Services provides Dental School students with tools and guidance to manage financial aid while attending GSDM as well as the resources to be financially successful upon graduation. Start the financial aid process for 2015-2016 at New GSDM Financial Aid Applicants or Continuing GSDM Financial Aid Applicants.

Type of Aid

Application(s) Required


GSDM Need-Based Loans – Typical amount is $4,000 FAFSA and Need Access Repaid after deferment, accruing no interest while in school or deferment; once GSDM loans begin accruing interest, the rate is typically 5 percent.
Federal Direct Loan – Average amount is $45,000 per year FAFSA and William D. Ford Direct Loan Request Form Unsubsidized Loan – Repaid after graduation
Credit Based Loans
Graduate Federal Direct PLUS – May borrow up to Cost of Attendance (COA) FAFSA and Graduate Federal Direct PLUS Request Form Unsubsidized Loan – Repaid after graduation
Private Credit Based Loans – May borrow up to COA Apply with the lender of your choice Contact the lender for terms and conditions

Eligibility for GSDM Need-Based Loans is based on a complex analysis of many factors. To determine eligibility for need-based loans, SFS evaluates each family’s income, assets and household size. SFS uses both the FAFSA and the Need Access applications as part of this process. If you DO NOT plan on applying for institutional financial aid, complete only the FAFSA and William D. Ford Direct Loan Request Form. If you do not qualify for institutional financial aid, you may still qualify for federal financial aid. For additional options, please visit Resources.

Students who are U.S. citizens, resident aliens or eligible non-citizens are typically eligible for Federal Loans. Eligibility is not need-based and is not determined by your financial situation.

Assistant Director Sarah Qin works specifically with GSDM students. In addition, other SFS staff members assist as well and can be reached at (617) 638-5130 or osfs-sdm@bu.edu if needed. We hope these services and our ongoing support will enhance your Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine experience.