SPH – School of Public Health
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 be eligible for federal and/or institutional aid, you must be enrolled with six or more credits in your degree program.
Which Application Requirements Should I Complete?
Complete the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Application Requirements:
- If you are enrolled in six credits or more during either the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or for both semesters
Complete the Summer 2021 Application Requirements:
- If you are enrolled in six credits or more in classes during the Summer 1 and/or Summer 2 session(s)
Specific Program Application Consideration:
Incoming Master of Science (MS) – Applied Biostatistics students
- The Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Application Requirements will apply financial aid towards all of your enrollment, including the classes that begin in August 2021
Master of Science (MS) – Population Health Research (all specialties)
- Complete the Summer 2021 Application Requirements to apply financial aid towards expenses for the classes that begin in July 2021.
- Complete the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Application Requirements to apply financial aid towards expenses for the classes that begin in September 2020 and/or January 2021.
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Complete the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Application Requirements (depending on your semester or enrollment)
- Complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at StudentAid.gov
- Send confirmation of the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note completion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and BU ID in the correspondence.
Social Security Numbers and Your Application
Your Social Security Number (SSN) is required in order for Boston University to receive your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
When completing the SOPHAS for admission to SPH, we strongly encourage you to include your Social Security Number when you apply.
If you chose not to, or neglected to include your SSN on the SOPHAS, you must:
- Complete the financial aid application (as outlined below on this page)
- Receive your acceptance letter from SPH Admissions
- Visit one of our weekly Virtual Drop-In Hours to provide our counseling staff your Social Security Number
The SSN not provided on the SOPHAS will result in potentially significant delays in the review of your financial aid application.
We at Boston University Medical Campus are dedicated to the security of your personal information on your financial aid application.
Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Application Requirements
- Assesses eligibility for need-based institutional loans, and federal loan aid, based on your program.
- No parental income information will be requested for your application.
Submit the 2021/2022 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
- We encourage students to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your IRS federal income tax information from the IRS to your FAFSA
BU Tuition Remission Recipients
Students cannot receive both BU Tuition Remission and tuition-based BUSPH Scholarships.
Students utilizing BU Tuition Remission to pay for their classes at the School of Public Health will relinquish any tuition-based BUSPH Scholarship received.
For students enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and enrolled in six or more credits, Federal Direct Loans may be applied for to cover additional expenses.
For Incoming Fall 2022 Applicants – April 3rd is the last day we can receive a complete application to have an award by the April 15th, 2022 admissions deposit deadline
All other students – You must complete your financial aid application at least one month prior to the bill deadline 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 receive an outside scholarship after submitting your application, please submit a copy of the notification letter to SFS.