What Kinds of Students Receive BU Financial Aid?

At Boston University, we look at many factors in awarding need-based financial aid. For instance, income is only one of the financial variables we consider. And when judging a student’s academic strength, we may look at individual factors beyond GPA, class rank, and test scores.

In short, there’s no magic formula; each applicant and award decision is unique. To help you understand how aid is awarded, here are six examples of the types of prospective BU freshmen who might apply for financial assistance. We hope you’ll do the same—apply!

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