Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM)
Financial Aid Applicants
The Application Process
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 002130.
a. Provide your 2015, not 2016, tax information.
b. If you were not required to file a federal tax return, indicate this in the FAFSA’s student section.
c. No parent or parental income information is required on the FAFSA.
2. Complete and submit the GSDM Application for Financial Assistance to apply for need-based institutional loans and/or federal loan aid based on your program.
a. 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.”
3. Incoming DMD and Advanced Standing students who wish to be considered for institutional need-based aid: Submit a copy of your completed, signed and dated 2015, not 2016, federal tax return including W2s and all schedules. If you are married, please include your spouse’s information.
a. If you were not required to file a 2015 federal tax return or you successfully utilized the IRS Data Retrieval feature when completing the FAFSA, this step is not required.
b. Unnecessary confidential information we receive such as state or parental information will be shredded for your security and privacy.
c. Your financial aid award notification will be delayed if you indicate on your FAFSA that you have 2015 taxable income and have not submitted copies of your tax documents to SFS.
d. Please submit documentation with our Coversheet.
Documents may be submitted via:
Mail: Student Financial Services, 72 East Concord Street, B-401, Boston, MA 02118-2526
Fax: SFS-GSDM, 617-638-5116
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.
If you choose not to attend GSDM, your financial aid documentation will be destroyed.
Boston University reserves the right to amend your award amounts at any time.
Visit our glossary for clarification on financial aid terms.