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Undergraduate Students: Boston University Financial Assistance is happy to help you and your family with questions about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and financing options. Upon enrollment, only with your consent can specific information about your records be disclosed to another party, including your parents. Via the Student Link you can consent to the release of certain information to a parent. You can also establish Share Link access for a parent to view certain academic and financial information. For more information, go to bu.edu/reg/ferpa. Click on “Privacy Preferences”.

Graduate Students: The Boston University graduate school or college where you enroll has financial aid information specific to your program of study on their website.

International Students: At Boston University international students are considered for a limited range of financial aid and scholarship opportuities.

Please include your full name and Boston University student ID number in all communication.

Telephone: 617-353-2965

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time

Since most questions are answered in our literature, we strongly encourage you to carefully review financial aid publications and our website prior to calling. Telephones are generally less busy later in the week, before noon or after 2 p.m. E.T.

Fax: 617-358-2792

Please do not fax documents that exceed ten (10) pages without prior approval from a BU Financial Assistance staff member. Our receipt of documents faxed to us can be confirmed only after two business days.

Written Correspondence:

Boston University Financial Assistance
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Address letters concerning your financial aid to the assistant director responsible for your application. Your assistant director, unless you are a Metropolitan College undergraduate student, is designated by the first two letters of your last name:

A – CL Michelle Gaffney LB – OK Matthew Cromie
CM – GO Natasha Crooks OL – SH Christine Monaco
GP – LA Lauren Sullivan SI – Z Patricia Fidler
All Metropolitan College Undergraduate Students     Jonathan Brett

We recommend using First-Class U.S. Mail. Certified mail cannot be tracked or confirmed by BU Financial Assistance, as it is signed for at the University’s Mail Services.

Important note: BU Financial Assistance routinely sends important communications to students at their Boston University email accounts. It is expected that students will check their email frequently and share important financial aid information with their parents.

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