Applying for Aid – Continuing Students
Student Financial Services (SFS) provides students with tools and guidance to manage financial aid while at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) as well as the resources to be financially successful upon graduation. Financial aid is offered each academic year and you must re-apply annually to be considered eligible to receive aid.
To determine eligibility for need-based funding, SFS evaluates your income and assets. A student is considered independent for purposes of awarding Federal Financial Aid. The FAFSA is required in order to re-apply for financial aid and must be filed each year.
All Financial Aid Applicants:
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
- Boston University school code 002130
- Available to US Citizens, Permanent Residents and eligible Non-Citizens
- Parent income data NOT required
- Non-credit based, unsubsidized loan
- Loan will vary depending on academic year and enrollment status
You can check the status of your application requirements at any time on the Your Financial Aid tab on the Student Link.
We encourage students to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your IRS federal income tax information from the IRS to your FAFSA. This will streamline the application process and help you avoid errors which can cause processing delays.
Federal financial aid cannot be disbursed unless any prior balance is $200 or less. Check your account balance on the Student Account Inquiry tab on the Student Link.
Once you’ve filled out your FAFSA form and received your financial aid award, make sure you stay eligible throughout the academic year—and in subsequent years. View the Eligibility page for more information.
School of Public Health (SPH) Students:
To be eligible for federal and/or need-based aid, you must be enrolled with six or more credits in your degree program.
- Assesses eligibility for need-based institutional loans/scholarships, and federal loan aid, based on your program.
Fall-term bills must be paid by the first week of August, and spring-term bills by the first week of December. You must complete your financial aid application at least one month prior in order to ensure that your financial aid is shown on your bill and to avoid late fee charges. Please contact Student Accounting Services for exact deadline dates for your program.
If you miss the application priority deadline, your award may be processed after the term bill is due. Late fees will be charged for term bills paid after the due date. However, you are still eligible to apply for financial aid, and your award will not be reduced because of late submission. Please submit all documents as soon as possible; the more quickly you complete your file, the sooner you will receive your financial aid award.
If you receive an outside scholarship after submitting your application, please submit a copy of the notification letter to SFS.