Dollar$ & $ense: February 2024

February 2024

News to Know

2024-2025 FAFSA Now Available

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is now available! The 2024-2025 FAFSA includes a suite of new updates to improve the FAFSA filing experience for students. Due to the new structure of the FAFSA it is expected that there will be a delay in Boston University receiving complete 2024-2025 FAFSAs. SFS does not anticipate this will impact financial aid awards for the 2024-2025 academic year.

If you wish to receive Federal financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year you will need to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Join SFS for a Session this Spring!

Check out our calendar of events for Spring and sign up for reminders on our website.

Kindros Online Financial Platform Featured in BU Today

Check out the BU Today article from Jan 29 to learn more about the benefits of Kindros and how it is being utilized with BUMC students! And be sure to sign up for Kindros to boost your financial wellbeing!

Scholarship Opportunities 

Our Scholarship page includes BU and BUMC specific scholarships, school-specific scholarships, various service-based scholarships such as the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Military Health Professions Scholarship Programs, and scholarship search sites.

Get Real-Time Assistance with LiveChat!

We’re here to help! With LiveChat you can get one-on-one assistance with your medical campus financial aid and housing resource questions without needing to call or visit our office.

To speak with an SFS staff member, simply tell BUzz that you want to “Speak with a Representative” in the bottom right corner of our website during LiveChat hours. LiveChat is currently available on the following days and times:

  • Wednesdays – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
  • Thursdays – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST


Speak with SFS!

We have Zoom virtual office hours available to all BUMC students throughout the week. Stop by Student Financial Services in suite B-401 in the Robinson Building where you can meet with an SFS staff member in-person Monday through Friday.  You can also reach us by phone at 617-358-6550.

SFS Presents: Financial Building Blocks: Saving, and Investing with Stephen Martiros

Date & Time – Tuesday, February 20, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location – INS 110, Instructional Building, BUMC & Virtual

Sponsors – Student Financial Services, FGLI-MED, GMS Student Life

Presenter – Stephen Martiros

  • Founder of Kindros online financial wellness platform
  • Wealth management expert with 30+ years of experience

Take charge of your financial health! Stephen will discuss the merits of the Kindros online financial knowledge center and provide the BUMC community with financial tips and resources including how to manage earning and investing. Sign up for event reminders on our website!

Refreshments provided

AccessLex Financial Education Resources

AccessLex is a non-profit that offers free financial education resources to help students and recent grads manage their finances and loan repayment. Their webinar, The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment, provides all the info needed to feel confident about loan repayment. You can also set up free 1:1 meetings with their Accredited Financial Counselors to discuss your specific financial situation and goals.

AAMC First Tools & Webinars for Medical Students

AAMC offers events created specifically to provide medical students with financial resources for your time during and after medical school.

This month’s webinar, Learn About Our Resident Section of the “Guide to Money Management and Student Loans”, will review AAMC’s Student Loan guide and how to succeed financially while in residency. The webinar is at 2 PM EST on January 26. Register for the webinar here.

Money Saving Tip!

Avoid the hassle of driving and high parking costs. Most students qualify for the BlueBikes income-based membership of $50/year which includes use of the new ebikes! Several bike stations are located around the medical campus.