Enrollment Status

Degree Status

Students must be enrolled in a degree program at Boston University to qualify for University-administered financial aid. University grant aid is not available to students who are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.

Summer Enrollment

Scholarships and University grants are available only for enrollment during the academic year. If you meet other eligibility criteria, federal and state financial aid and credit-based loans may be used for summer enrollment.

Study Abroad

Some types of financial aid cannot be applied to Boston University Study Abroad programs, and grants may be reduced if Study Abroad charges are less than charges for study at the Charles River Campus. Boston University scholarships and grants may not be applied to non-BU programs. If you meet other eligibility criteria, federal, and state financial aid and credit-based loans may be used for Study Abroad. For more information about study abroad opportunities visit BU Study Abroad.

Sea Education

Boston University students can apply their federal and state grants and loans to Sea Education costs. A limited number of BU students can apply their Boston University scholarships and grants (excluding the Charles River Housing Grant) to Sea Education costs. For more information about semester and summer term Sea Education enrollment visit the Sea Education Association.

Less than Full-Time Enrollment

If you enroll less than full-time, your eligibility will decrease and your financial aid may be reduced or canceled.