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.
In most cases, you will receive a response to an email within one business day.
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.
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.
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.