Planning and Affordability

The BU Scholarship Assurance

Aid offered upon admission is guaranteed for each of your undergraduate years of study.

The BU Scholarship Assurance is designed to assist you in planning for the entire cost of your BU degree. Eligibility for BU need-based scholarship aid is established in your first year when you file the CSS Profile and the FAFSA. Plus, you will not need to resubmit the CSS Profile on an annual basis, only the FAFSA. See FAQs about the Scholarship Assurance.

Planning Resources

BU is here to help you maximize your resources and minimize your expenses. From choosing an affordable housing option to finding on-campus employment, we’ve compiled all the information you need to manage your college costs. Our Smart Money 101 program is also available to help you budget and be fiscally savvy.

Average Aid Award

What does the average aid award package look like? This chart provides an overview. Please note: this chart cannot be used to predict a specific award amount for an individual.

Net Price Calculator

Since financial aid may substantially reduce the actual cost of a BU education for you, it’s important to see what your out-of-pocket costs are likely to be. This online tool will help you and your family estimate the amount of financial aid you could be offered and the net amount you may be expected to pay toward the cost of attending BU.

Net Price Calculator

Make Your Dreams Come True

Get all the nitty-gritty financial aid details that can turn the dream of a BU degree into a very exciting reality.