Summer Students

BU Undergraduate Students

Boston University Grants and Merit Scholarships

Scholarships and University grants are generally available only during the academic year.

Undergraduate students enrolled in certain programs taking specific courses during the summer term may be eligible for certain BU grants and scholarships. Those programs are as follows:

Federal and State Grants

Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students demonstrating substantial financial eligibility, based on information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Federal Pell Grant Formula. A student may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant for the summer term if the student did not receive all of his/her annual limit during the prior academic year or will not receive the annual limit for the coming academic year due to attendance for only one semester. Other federal and state grants are generally not available for summer enrollment.

 Federal Student Loans

A student may be eligible to borrow the Federal Stafford Loan for the summer term if the student did not borrow all of his/her annual loan limit during the prior academic year or will not be borrowing the annual loan limit for the coming academic year due to attendance for only one semester. In addition, a student is eligible to borrow if the summer term is the student’s final enrollment period. Students must also be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours) over the course of both summer sessions to be eligible. To apply, complete the Summer Federal Stafford Loan (Undergraduate Students) request form.

Credit-Based Educational Loans

Most credit-based loans, including the Federal PLUS Loan, are available to eligible borrowers for summer enrollment. Eligibility is based on the credit capacity of the borrower and/or co-borrower, as determined by the lender, the student’s enrollment status, and various other factors.

Visiting Non-BU Students

Grants and Scholarships

Students enrolled as degree candidates at other institutions who are taking classes at Boston University as visiting students during the summer term are not eligible for grants and scholarships administered by Boston University.

Federal and Institutional Aid

Financial aid may be available to visiting students through their home institution. A consortium agreement may be required to receive financial aid from the home institution. Contact the home institution with any questions or concerns.

Credit-Based Educational Loans

Certain credit-based loans are available to eligible borrowers who are visiting students for summer enrollment. Eligibility in based on the credit capacity of the borrower and/or co-borrower, as determined by the lender, the student’s enrollment status, and various other factors.