Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Thank you for inquiring about available financial aid options to help cover your cost of attendance here at Boston University School of Medicine.


For information regarding tuition and other expenses, visit the Graduate Medical Sciences Financial webpages.


To be eligible for any federal aid, including loans (which you do pay back), work-study money (which you earn and do not pay back), and low interest rate Perkins Loans (which you also pay back), students need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You can file your FAFSA online.

Boston University participates in the Direct Lending Program. Students need to contact the Division Office directly for institutional Federal Direct Stafford Loan Fact Sheet for information and eligibility requirements.

Additional Funding

In addition to federal aid, most students need additional funding in excess of the amount they are eligible for through the Direct Lending Program in order to meet the full costs necessary to attend Boston University. There are several private lender loan programs in which we participate:

  • The CitiAssist Student Loan Program offered through Citibank
  • SallieMae
  • Wells Fargo
  • Graduate Federal PLUS Loan program

Each of these private loan programs offers a variety of competitive rates and repayment options. Keep in mind that these loan programs are just options for your consideration. You are not required to use any of the listed loan programs.

Learn more about financial aid options.


Learn more about the IAEM Scholarship opportunity.

For further questions or concerns, please contact Student Financial Services
Phone: (617) 358-6550