Private Scholarships

We encourage students to pursue scholarship opportunities in their local communities, as well as on a national level.  Notification letters from private scholarship donors should be mailed directly to:

Boston University
Student Financial Services
72 E Concord Street B 401
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Effects of an Outside Award on Your Financial Aid

Federal regulations require that your total financial aid not exceed your calculated financial eligibility.  You must promptly inform SFS in writing of any additional award you receive from any source, either within or outside of Boston University.

Awards you must report include (but are not limited to):

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Tuition remission
  • Tuition Exchange Scholarship
  • ROTC
  • Educational loans

If you receive any additional award, your financial aid will be reduced only if your total aid, from all sources, exceeds your cost of attendance. Any financial aid exceeding your cost of attendance will be returned.

If you receive any tuition-driven funding, you can only receive those funds up to your total tuition costs. Any funds in excess will be returned, to cover 100% of your total tuition charges.