The BU Scholarship Assurance

The BU Scholarship Assurance enables you to plan for the cost of your entire degree. The Boston University aid offered in your first year is guaranteed for each of your undergraduate years, up to a maximum of 8 semesters.

Eligibility for BU need-based scholarship aid is established and confirmed in the first year when you file the CSS/Profile™ and the FAFSA. After the first year, the Profile™ is not required. To apply for federal and state financial aid including grants, loans, and work-study you must file the FAFSA annually.

Starting September 2020, first-year students eligible for need-based financial aid will have their calculated need met – 100%. That’s affordableBU! BU need-based scholarships will increase at the same percentage rate as any future tuition increase.

Richard D. Cohen Scholarship recipients get awards that include no student loans and have their calculated need met – 100%. BU need-based scholarships will increase at the same percentage rate as any future tuition increase.

BU merit-based scholarship recipients are selected according to the criteria for each award.

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