School of Public Health Students

Student Financial Services provides Public Health students with tools and guidance to manage financial aid while attending BUSPH as well as the resources to be financially successful upon graduation. Start the financial aid process at SPH Financial Aid Applicants.

Student financial need is based on a complex analysis of many factors.  SFS uses the FAFSA as part of this process.  If you DO NOT plan on applying for institutional financial aid, complete only the FAFSA and the William D. Ford Direct Loan Request FormIf you do not qualify for institutional financial aid, you may still qualify for federal financial aid.  For additional options, please visit Resources.

To determine eligibility for need-based funding, SFS evaluates each family’s income, assets and household size.  Although a student is considered independent for purposes of awarding Federal Direct Loans, because BUSPH institutional resources are limited, SFS requires that income and asset information be provided by students and spouses for married students.

Assistant Director Scott Harrison works specifically with SPH students.  In addition, our Priority Services Team can assist as well and can be reached at 617-638-5130 or  if needed.  You are also welcome to visit our office.  We are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We hope these services and our ongoing support will enhance your Boston University School of Public Health experience.