Scholarships & Financial Aid

How Can You Apply?

To receive need-based financial aid from BU, you must submit both the CSS Profile™ and FAFSA, which are used to determine your “expected family contribution.” Be sure to check out our tips for completing the Profile or FAFSA.

What is Calculated Financial Eligibility?

College Costs – Expected Family Contribution = Calculated Financial Eligibility

Application Steps:

  1. Note all applicable deadlines.
  2. Submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  3. Submit the 2019-2020 CSS Profile.
  4. Submit a CSS Profile Waiver Request if getting a Profile from your other (noncustodial) parent will be impossible.
  5. Regularly check your MyBU portal and email for requests for additional information.

Need-Based Scholarships

BU’s need-based scholarships are awarded based on a combination of calculated financial eligibility and academic merit. To apply, you must complete the two financial aid forms listed above to determine your financial aid eligibility for need-based grants and scholarships. We strongly encourage students and families to consider applying, even if you don’t think you may be eligible.

Need-Based Scholarships List

Financial Aid

In addition to need-based BU scholarships, many other forms of financial aid are available for those who apply for aid and qualify. Financing and payment plan options are also available.

  1. Federal Grants
  2. State Grants
  3. Federal Student Loans
  4. Federal Work-Study Awards

Note to International Students:

Need-based financial aid from BU is not currently available to international students. For general information about financial assistance from other sources, please request the booklet “Financial Planning for Study in the United States” from the U.S. Information Agency or a bi-national advising center in your home country.

International students may be eligible for select merit scholarships offered by BU.

Make Your Dreams Come True

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