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

Visit the BUMC Student Financial Services Website for direct costs (tuition & fees) and an estimate of indirect costs (room & board) using the Cost of Attendance Calculator.

Financial Aid

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.


Internal Awards

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.

External Scholarships/Awards

Students should speak with their research advisors regarding external scholarships, awards and fellowships.

Currently Available External Grants and Awards:

Graduate Assistantships

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.