Please note that this chart only includes students who were offered admission, paid an enrollment deposit, and applied for need-based financial assistance by our published deadlines. Students who received merit-only awards are not shown. Students are grouped by family income ranges, however, income is just one of many factors used to determine financial eligibility. Other factors – such as family assets, cash flow, household size, college enrollment of siblings, and noncustodial parent income and assets – are also considered. Thus, this chart cannot be used to predict a specific award amount for an individual.

Boston University makes every effort to assist students with calculated financial eligibility and high academic achievement, measured against the credentials of other admitted students. However, BU does not have sufficient funds to offer need-based scholarship aid to every admitted student who has financial eligibility.

Your academic record is an important factor in determining your eligibility for Boston University scholarships. Key indicators such as high school grade point average (GPA), rank in class, and standardized test scores are considered, as well as the strength of your academic program and your extracurricular activities.

If your credentials place you at or above this academic profile, your chances of receiving Boston University scholarship funds are likely to be very good, particularly if you have calculated financial eligibility. If you place below this level, your chances of receiving University scholarships, or of having your financial eligibility fully met with these awards, are reduced.

If paying for a Boston University education will present a financial challenge for your family, we strongly encourage you to apply for need-based aid by submitting the CSS Profile™ and FAFSA applications by our financial aid deadline. You cannot be considered for a BU need-based scholarship award unless you file the FAFSA and the CSS Profile.