Financial Aid and Scholarships
For the 2023-2024 academic year, full-time graduate tuition is $63,798 for the first year. The remaining credits in the summer and/or second year are billed on a per credit basis ($1994/cr), making the total cost of tuition for the BMFS program approximately $84,000. For more information, please contact the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at 617-358-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston University participates in the Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Program. Graduate students receive direct loans through this program, which has the same loan limits, interest rates and fees as the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Work-study and other financial aid opportunities are available through the Graduate Medical Sciences financial aid office.
Provost Scholarships may be available to incoming students who have demonstrated outstanding academic conduct in their previous course of study. No application is required for this award.
The BMFS Program and GMS recognize the importance of sharing the work of graduate students with the broader scientific community. To this end, travel grants for students presenting at conferences are available through Graduate Medical Sciences and the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program.
Students should speak with their research advisors regarding external scholarships, awards and fellowships.
Currently Available External Grants and Awards:
- ASTM International Graduate Scholarship awarded to students who have demonstrated high levels of interest in or involvement with ASTM standards
- Boston University Women’s Guild Scholarships are available to women enrolled in a graduate studies at Boston University
- The NEAFS George W. Neighbor Jr. Memorial and George W. Chin Memorial Scholarships, recognizing academic excellence in forensic science
- The NEAFS Carol De Forest Student Research Grant, providing forensic science students with financial assistance to conduct research
- The FSFs (Forensic Sciences Foundation) Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences Travel Grant, Acorn Research Grant and Jan S. Bashinski Grant
- The IAI Johnson-Whyte Memorial Foundation Fund established for the purpose of promoting education and research in the disciplines of forensic identification
- AFTE Scholarship awarded to students seeking a career in Forensic Science
Graduate Assistantships are available through the Biomedical Forensic Sciences program. Opportunities such as teaching, laboratory and research assistants in forensic chemistry, DNA, biology and crime scene investigation and blood stain pattern analysis are available throughout the academic year. These positions are open to current and incoming BMFS students.
Other Boston University Employment Opportunities
Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine employ hundreds of full-time and part-time technicians, technologists and assistants. Visit the BU Job Board for information on part-time student employment. See the BU employment page for more information on BU and BUSM employment opportunities.